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Law LibrarianNYS Supreme Court Law Library
Schenectady County Judicial Building
612 State Street, 3rd. Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305


Phone: 518-285-8518
Fax: 518-377-5909


Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. daily)

Summer Hours:
(July - August)
Monday - Friday
8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. daily)

Closed State & Federal holidays



General Info


About the Library:
The Joseph F. Egan Memorial Supreme Court Law Library is a public access law library located on the third floor of the Schenectady County Judicial Building. 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.

Two public access computers are 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:
Borrowing privileges are extended to judges and registered attorneys only. Patrons from the general public are free to use the books in the library during regular hours.

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.