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United States Government Documents & Publications

A guide to locating U.S. government documents at the NYU School of Law Library and on the internet.

Visiting the NYU Law library

The New York University School of Law library is located in Vanderbilt Hall at 40 Washington Square South, Manhattan.


Public Access

The NYU Law Library is open to visitors by appointment.

We encourage electronic delivery of materials when available, or to visit other NYC-based depositories listed here

As a designated Federal Depository Library, the NYU School of Law Library provides free access to Federal Depository Library Program content, including online. Most of the print materials selected by the Law Library through the depository program relate to law. [By Appointment Only  - See below]

Visitors to the Government Documents Collection (FDLP)

  • Members of the public wishing to view government documents in our collection may do so by making a pre-arranged appointment.  Appointments are generally available between 9AM and 5PM EST Monday to Thursday and 9AM and 2PM EST on Fridays.  To schedule an appointment, please send an e-mail to at least 3 days before your intended visit.  Access for members of the public are governed by NYU University policies.
  • Our reference librarians provide assistance locating Federal Government information.  Reference librarians are available on-site and via telephone during our Reference Desk hours. Please check these hours if you are planning to visit.  
  • You may also contact the reference librarians via e-mail, Monday through Friday, at E-mail is monitored during Reference Desk hours
  • Be sure to bring a valid government-issued photo ID on the day of your confirmed visit.
  • We apologize for any inconvenience, but the non-depository collection is not open to the general public.  Please contact your local Public Access law library for assistance with locating non-government documents. 

For other access questions, see the NYU Law Library access policy.

NYU Bobst Library U.S. Depository

The NYU Bobst Library is also a federal depository library. Please consult the Bobst U.S. Government Documents research guide.