$2.00 per page
Limit of $40 per document if sourced electronically.
We have extensive contacts with other libraries, commercial document delivery services, and specialized research companies. Our librarians, in consultation with our members, can request material and/or documents outside our own holdings and/or online contracts. With prior agreement, the member will be billed a $20 OCLC fee from NYLI plus any inter-library loan charges, out-of-contract charges, or document retrieval fees charged by the third party. Research charges will be billed when applicable, as specified in the Research services policy.
Self Service photocopies/pages
$0.35 per page
*Copyright royalties may be applicable.
Books and other materials can be sent to offices outside New York City via FedEx overnight service. You will be billed for the shipment cost or you can provide a FexEx account number for us to bill to.
We can make arrangements to have books delivered to your office by messenger. Rush service (within 1 hour): $24 for rush delivery under 15 lbs., (Note: Our messenger service raised their fees. As a result, effective January 1 2019 our fees have increased by the same amount.)
We offer over 100,000 eBooks, through EBL Ebook Library and OverDrive eBooks Collection, to our members at no charge. You can download them anytime from anywhere and to any device with no waiting lines. Visit our eBooks page for more information.
Overdue fines can accumulate for 14 business days. Following this period, you will be requested to return the publication to the library. Failure to do will result in a charge for the full replacement cost of the publication plus a processing fee.
The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright materials. The New York Law Institute’s document delivery service will secure the right to use many of the documents in our collection. By working directly with the Copyright Clearance Center we can secure and pass along the rights to use the published materials. The New York law Institute will assume the materials are being used for general business use unless you otherwise note on your order. The New York Law Institute charges $3.50 per citation that is checked for copyright plus the actual copyright charges.
$100 per hour, billed in 15-minute increments
Research services policy
Our research services fee is applied only to requests that require the research skills of our professional librarians. Examples include compiling legislative histories, locating documents that are not held in our collection, and complex reference queries that result in a specific work product whether the response is in the form of an email or PDF document.
For example, “Is a decision of one of the four New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division courts considered mandatory authority for the other three, or persuasive authority?”
An appropriate work product via email might be “According to William H. Manz, Gibson’s New York Legal Research Guide, at 183-184 (3d ed. 2004), in the section entitled “Overview of Mandatory Authority in New York”: “The decisions of the various judicial departments are persuasive authority as to each other. For example, a Second Department decision is merely persuasive authority for the Third Department.”
In researching a question, we will notify the member when we have spent 30 minutes on their question but have not yet found the answer. We will explain we need to charge research time for more work, billing at $100/hour, and will ask them whether we should continue. If they authorize the work, we will show all the time we spent on the matter and will only bill for the time past the 30 minute mark.
Research services fees will not be applied to requests of a clerical nature, such as photocopying, or retrieving known items from our physical collection, or from the databases we subscribe to.
Beginning Monday, November 4th, 2019, the New York Law Institute has reduced the cost of its Fast Track Service option. For an added fee of $40, the reference librarians at NYLI will expedite your request, placing it at the top of the queue for priority handling, guaranteeing that it will receive the fastest service.
We have extensive contacts with other libraries, commercial document delivery services, and specialized research companies. Our staff, in consultation with our patrons, are able to initiate inter-library loans and request documents held at other libraries and archives on behalf of Institute members. The patron will be billed a $20 OCLC fee from NYLI plus any inter-library loan charges, shipping charges, or document retrieval fees charged by the third party. Research charges will be billed when applicable, as specified in the Research services policy.
*Copyright royalties may be applicable.
We can make arrangements to have books delivered to your office by messenger. Regular service:
To downtown or midtown under 15 lbs: $19.00
To downtown or midtown 15 lbs or over (motor charge): $39.00
To destination in New York City outside Manhattan: $65.00
All books in our collection, with the exception of some selected rare volumes, can be borrowed for 7 business days, with options to renew up to two additional 7-business day periods. Overdue fines are calculated at a rate of $2 per item per day. There is no charge to borrow books from our collection other than delivery charges, if applicable.