The New York Criminal Law Library (also known
as the New York Supreme Court Criminal Branch Library,
1st J. D.) functions as a full service information center.
It provides reference, legal research and other assistance
including training in the latest techniques in computer assisted
legal research as needed by justices and other personnel in
the courts, the New York Criminal Court, interns of justices,
and to various city and state agencies on a routine basis.
The library is also open to the Legal Aid Society, District
Attorney, New York County, and to members referred by the Metropolitan
New York Library Council.
To acquire, process, and to provide access to legal information
resources in all formats including digital, to library patrons;
to provide research support and training for court personnel
and other library users; and to provide library related technology
support, including opportunities for web based searching and
access to materials for library users throughout the Unified
Court System. The library also responds to reference queries
from throughout the world if time and resource permit.
- Management and Planning
- Includes budgets, overall management
of programs in all areas, development of special programs,
coordination with UCS, collection development.
- Technical Services
- Cataloging, Indexing, check in materials,
monitor subscriptions, filing services, shelving and
filing legal reference materials.
- Reference/Research Services
- Reference and research support for Court
personnel and outside users referred to library through
various sources including Public Access Library, other
courts, through cooperative arrangements with other libraries.
Reference / Research service also includes instruction
support in various areas including computer assisted
legal research, use of the Internet, and other library
- Outreach Services
- Interlibrary loans and document delivery
from throughout the United States for special research
needed by judges.
- Digital Research Support Services
- Index, store, disseminate information
as needed, and circulates as required all transcripts
of cases heard by the Supreme Court Criminal Term 1st
J.D. which have been sent up to the Appellate Division
1st Department on appeal. The service involves receiving,
indexing, cataloging, storing, circulating, handling
all correspondence and trading all charge out transactions
regarding the trial transcripts.
- Trial Transcripts Services