Otsego County Courts

Law Library

Joseph P. Molinari Supreme Court Library
Otsego County Courthouse
197 Main Street, Suite 16
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-322-3152

Hours of Operation:
Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
(except State Holidays)

*See Overview for additional information on library availability.

District Law Librarian
Christopher Lund
[email protected]

Acting Law Librarian
Laurie Burpoe


All visitors must pass through a magnetometer upon entering the courthouse.


Established in 1984 (L.1984, Ch.249), the Joseph P. Molinari Supreme Court Library, Otsego County, bears the name of one of the area’s most distinguished jurists. Located in the beautifully restored 19th century Otsego County Courthouse complete with tiled floors, reproduction chandeliers, oak barrister bookcases, and stenciled walls, the library is open and staffed Mondays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The library is closed at all other times, provided that attorneys may be granted limited access to the library during Courthouse business hours by requesting access through court security

The basic collection contains New York and federal statutes, New York case law, as well as a variety of general practice treatises.

There is a  public access workstation available for accessing online legal resources. The library staff will provide instructional materials and/or basic instruction in using these materials but may not conduct research for the user.

Public Access Computer Policy

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