The collection consists of over 450,000 titles, ranging from rare editions of early New York State laws to a collection of Federal statutes, reports and digests.
The Library's collection is especially strong in current and superseded New York State laws and regulations, both primary and secondary material. Some noteworthy materials include:
Library staff are available to assist users with legal research and library materials. Although librarians are not lawyers, they will suggest search strategies and recommend specific titles.
Much of the library's holdings are on Excelsior, the State Library's online catalog. As not all law materials are reflected in the catalog, consultation with library staff may be necessary. Finding aids for Records and Briefs and government documents exist and may need to be consulted.
Library staff have identified Internet sites which are useful in answering questions. These are included in the New York State Library's Internet Bibliographies - Law.