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Law LibrarianNYS Supreme Court Law Library
St. Lawrence County Courthouse
48 Court Street
Canton, New York 13617


Phone: 315-379-2279
Fax: 315-379-2424


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

Summer Hours:
(from the Tuesday following Memorial Day through the Friday before Labor Day)
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed State & Federal holidays


General Info


About the Library:
The St. Lawrence Supreme Court Law Library is a public access law library located on Floor 2B, Room 281 of the St. Lawrence County Courthouse. 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.