With a collection of over 700,000 volumes, the Law Library houses one of the country's finest collections of printed legal materials, and provides access to numerous online services and free internet sources. It is the third largest library collection of the twenty Cornell University libraries and serves the legal research needs of the Law School, University, and transnational communities. The Library supports legal researchers by integrating access to print and online sources throughout the facility, and increasingly through its award-winning web site, thus providing access to information from anywhere in the world.
In this high-tech age, people remain one of the most valuable resources in the library. From a staff of twenty-four, eight have law degrees and eleven have graduate degrees (of which eight are in library science). These professionals have expertise in Anglo-American law, foreign and international law, the Internet, commercial databases, and rare books, as well as skills in foreign languages, such as French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Bosnian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Slovenian. The Research Attorneys teach numerous courses in the law school curriculum. All members of the library staff support the pedagogical and research needs of the students and faculty.
Our Library is proud to have received the AALL/West 2003 Excellence in Marketing Award for Best Public Relations Tool Kit. Other awards received have included the AALL 1998 Best Law Library Publication Award (Non-Print category) for Web site, CUL Fuerst Outstanding Library Student Award (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007), LegalOnline Newsletter Award, and five-star Rating for Foreign and International Law Sources on the Internet Web guide.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments about our collections and services. We welcome your feedback and input. They help us ensure that the library responds to your needs.