Supreme Court - Jefferson Law Library

Law Librarian 163 Arsenal Street
Watertown, NY

Phone: (315) 785-3064
FAX: (315) 266-4547
Reference Desk: (315) 785-3064

Law Library Assistant
Catherine A. Miller

Sr. Court Office Assistant
Lynda J. Lawler

Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
(Closed State & Federal holidays)



A Public Access Law Library of the NYS Unified Court System, 5th Judicial District., the Supreme Court Law Library at Watertown is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York (ALLUNY), the NYS Unified Court Law Libraries Association (Pro Se). The Library participates in the Northern NY Library Network (NNYLN).



Location & Directions

From NYS Thruway Exit 36, proceed North on Route 81 to the Watertown exit. Follow the signs to Arsenal Street. The Jefferson County Court Complex building is on your right. The law library is located on the second floor. Public parking is available behind the building on Stone Street.


History & Management

The Jefferson County Supreme Court Law Library was established in 1946 ( L.1946, ch. 665). Previously located in the Jefferson County Courthouse on the corner of Arsenal and Sherman Streets, the Library moved to the Jefferson County Court Complex in 2004.


Collections & Services

law books The Library maintains a collection of Federal and New York statutes, reporters and general treatises, along with law reviews and the New York Law Journal. Most law library books, tapes, videos, and CD-ROM’s may be borrowed. Our collection is included in the NYSUCS Catalog of The Trial Court Law Libraries online.

This Library serves the Jefferson County area, including Fort Drum. Legal reference service is provided to judges, attorneys, and the public. Law library services include legal research assistance, basic training in the use of online legal research tools such as,, and; Interlibrary loan and Circulation. The Library provides public access to Lexis, Loislaw and Westlaw for online legal research. Document delivery is available. The Library is WiFi accessible.

inside library

Although staff are unable to provide legal advice or counsel, we are happy to assist you in using the Law Library to research the areas and topics necessary to answer your questions, and to refer you to other organizations when appropriate.