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Free Database Use

Only attorneys may borrow books, but anyone can use Lexis, Westlaw and HeinOnline while at the library.

Circulation / Borrower Services

Library Cards

Members of the New York State bench and bar may apply for a library card. Cardholders may borrow nearly all items in the library's collection. Registration for library cards must be done on site in order to validate the applicant's identity and status in the NYS Attorney Registration database.

Loan Period

The loan period for most items is three weeks. Most items may be renewed for an additional week by calling the Circulation Desk at 585-530-3250. Bound copies of records & briefs may be borrowed for four weeks, but are not available for renewal. Although rare, all items are subject to immediate recall if needed by the court.

Overdue Fines

The fine for overdue material is one dollar ($1.00) per day, up to a maximum of $20.00 per item. Fines are not charged for days when the library is closed. There is a grace period of one business day following the due date. Borrowing privileges are suspended when fines equal $10.00 or more. Borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of very overdue, damaged, or lost items.

HeinOnline Remote Access

Library cardholders can access HeinOnline without needing to visit our facility. Go to our library catalog and click on "PATRON ACCOUNT/HEINONLINE" then click on HeinOnline in the dropdown menu. There, you will see further instructions for accessing HeinOnline. For assistance, call our Reference Desk at 585-530-3251 or via email at


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