Electronic Resources

NYLI Electronic Resources

We offer our members access to a range of research databases at no additional cost. Some databases can be accessed by members remotely 24/7 from any computer, using a password, while others are only available to our staff and to walk-in visitors to the library. For online or customized training, please view our calendar of events  or contact us.

NYLI Member Access

Ebook Library

All of our members have free access to the EBL Ebook Library and can download eBooks to their devices anytime, anywhere.  There are no waiting lines as multiple users can check out the same title at the same time.  Subjects covered includes law, finance, business, economics, and more, meeting the diverse information needs of today’s sophisticated multidisciplinary researcher. More Information.


Law reviews, session laws, current and historical statutes, treaties, and more. All content is fully-searchable, image-based and available for download in PDF. More Information (Remote access available to firms of 50 or fewer attorneys, non-profit organizations, and government agencies only)


Searchable archive of state session laws and other government documents, appellate court records and briefs, historical case law reporters and major U.S. and British legal treatises.  More Information

OCLC FirstSearch

This is the search interface for OCLC's WorldCat, a union catalog of libraries worldwide. Note: For accessing our eBooks collection, please see our online catalog or EBook Library page.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

The accepted authority on the English language. An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 600,000 words from across the English-speaking world.

ProQuest Congressional

The ProQuest Congressional service provides users with efficient, targeted access to the most comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information available anywhere online.

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WorldCat Local

Search a universe of more than 956 million resources across print, digital and electronic formats, including; 217+ million books, 91,495 journals, 668+ million articles, more than 13.6+ e-Book titles, and 29+ million digital items from trusted sources like Google Books, OAIster and HathiTrust.

Additional Web Resources

NYLI Knowledge Base

A dynamic, searchable collection of answers to patrons’ questions that are provided by our reference and research librarians.

Ultralingua Online Dictionary

A multilingual dictionary translating English to French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, and Latin.  There are also dictionaries between other languages, such as: French-Spanish, French-German, French-Italian, Spanish-German, Spanish-Portuguese.

On-site Access

On-site Access

  • HeinOnline
  • LLMC-Digital
  • ProQuest Congressional 
  • WestlawNext

Our members are welcome to use our public terminals to access these databases at no additional charge. Our extensive print collection serves as a supplemental resource for your research.

Keep this option in mind when you are working on pro bono projects and training new attorneys, summer associates, paralegals, and other employees.

NYLI Staff Access

Our librarians also have in-house access to several additional electronic resources including:

  • Bloomberg Law
  • National Law Journal Online
  • New York Law Journal Digital Microfilm
  • RIA Worldwide Tax and Commercial Law database
We can retrieve materials from these on request, or use them in the course of working with you on a research project.

Make a request

To request a document from any of the NYLI electronic resources to be e-mailed to you, use the Request a Document form or call us at (212) 732-8720.