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


Phone: 518-873-3377
Fax: 518-873-3789


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 collection contains New York and Federal case law and statutes as well as secondary sources covering a wide variety of topics. The library also has legal dictionaries, legal encyclopedias and legal research guides.

One public access computer is available for public use. Online legal resources available are: LEXIS, a limited version of Westlaw, Loislaw, the UCS Internet home page including links to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) forms, and limited access to the Internet. Please see reference guides next to the computers for access information. Patrons are encouraged to e-mail their research results to their own private e-mail account or they may print documents at $.25 per page.

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.

Reserving Right of Inspection:
The library staff reserves the right to inspect briefcases, parcels and packages.

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