Print Collections

NYLI Print Collection

The NYLI print collection contains approximately 300,000 volumes of primary and secondary materials, covering all aspects of law and legal practice. It includes both current and historical materials, such as archival documents, superseded U.S. and state laws, older editions of legal treatises, and various books of historical interest.

The collections are designed to support legal practice and in-depth legal research, and to fulfill the legal information needs of our members.  Therefore, the collection’s emphasis is on books and other materials developed specifically for practicing attorneys.

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Components of the print collection include:

  • U.S. Code (official and annotated)
  • State Annotated Codes (for all states)
  • U.S. Government Documents (NYLI is a Federal Depository Library)
  • New York State Government Documents
  • New York City Charter and Code
  • National and state-specific legal treatises
  • West State Practice™ series
  • 50-State Surveys of Law and Legal Practice
  • PLI course handbooks and monographs
  • Law reviews and journals
  • State bar journals
  • Legal ethics guides
  • Bilateral and multilateral treaties
  • Materials on foreign, international and comparative law
  • Directories, dictionaries, and other ready reference resources
    Make a Request:

    To borrow a book from our collection, use the Request a Book form or call us at 212 732 8720.