All Fordham alumni with current Alumni Association cards or with student ID cards no more than one year out of date may use the resources of the Fordham Law Library. Borrowing of materials is not permitted. Alumni privileges are not transferable. Passes will not be granted to guests accompanying alumni.
Fordham alumni are not entitled to law school-based LexisNexis or Westlaw accounts, as our contracts limit use of these databases to current students, staff and faculty for academic purposes. Alternatives to LexisNexis and Westlaw - some free, some fee-based - are discussed in this guide prepared by our reference staff.
Our print collection includes all major federal court reporters, as well as NY state reporters and those of neighboring states; federal and state statutes and administrative materials; most major treatises and many practitioner tools. To see whether we have a certain title, or to locate it in the collection, use our catalog FULLPAC Discovery.
In addition to our print collection, the library subscribes to a number of electronic databases that can be accessed from the library's public access terminals. A list of databases we subscribe to can be found on our
Electronic Resources page.
Professional librarians are generally available to provide research assistance and information regarding legal information sources and library policies during the academic year. See the
If you are working on a piece of scholarly writing or are engaged in a pro bono project, you may wish to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a reference librarian to gain a more in-depth awareness of the different resources available to you in your specific area of research. Please contact Alison Shea,
to arrange an appointment, or feel free to ask any reference librarian for assistance.