Essex County


Law LibrarianEssex County Law Library
Essex County Courthouse
7559 Court St.
Elizabethtown, NY 12932

Phone: 518-285-8518

E-mail: [email protected]

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed State & Federal holidays




General Info


About the Library:
The Essex County Law Library is a public access law library located on the first floor of the Essex County Government Center. The Law Library is handicapped accessible.

Library Collection:
The library has a collection of books covering various legal topics.

One public-access computer is available.  Online legal resources include:  Lexis Advance, Westlaw Next, Court Help ( including links to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) forms, and limited access to the Internet.  Please see the Welcome Guide for additional information.  Library users are encouraged to e-mail research results to a private e-mail account or they may print documents at $.25 per page.

A patron telephone is located next to the public-access computer.  Library users may call library staff for assistance Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.           

The library staff may not select a form for you, explain civil or criminal procedure, interpret statutes, cases, or court rules, or give assistance in preparing those documents necessary to either bring or defend an action. The staff of the library is prohibited from rendering any advice, opinions, or interpretations of the law.

Circulation Policy:
Books and other materials from the law library do not circulate.

There is a photocopy machine available for use at $.25 per page.