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Finding Articles: Material Not Available at NYU Law Library

This guide informs on finding articles and covers legal and interdisciplinary databases, newspapers and working papers.

Material Not Owned by NYU Law Library

If the Law Library does not own what you need in print or online:

Search BobCat, the catalog of Bobst Library (the main NYU library).

If Bobst also does not have what you need, there are two possible options: 

  1. Place an interlibrary loan request if the item is not available at NYU Law Library or Bobst Library. Click on the FAQs to learn more about ILL--i.e. how long ILL requests normally take and what materials are generally not available through interlibrary loan. 

  2. Use the item at a local library: 

  • To see if a local library has an item, search either local library catalogs or Worldcat

  • Ask a Librarian BEFORE visiting local libraries as they may be closed to the public. In some cases (mostly for academic libraries), the Library may be able to provide NYU Law faculty and students a pass to access a local library. 

  • Your NYU Law ID will (at some times) permit you access to Columbia Law Library and Fordham Law Library.

  • Restrictions apply, especially during "restricted access periods." 



Missing Library Item

Can't find a print item that Julius indicates is available in the NYU Law Library? Not on the shelf?

Here are several options to try:

  • Check the table and carrels near the item's specified location.
  • Check the Library re-shelving area, located on the south side of B1 level of the Library.
  • Fill out a missing book form at the Law Library's Circulation Desk. Don't forget to include your email address so the Library staff can contact you if they find the book.
  • Ask the Library staff for help