July 2010

Calendars from the Historical Society of the New York Courts

September 2013

Calendars from the Historical Society of the New York courts

April 2008

Calendars from the Historical Society of the New York Courts

In front of the Women in the Law Room, June 17, 2013

A most appropriate setting for the reception honoring the 2 newest Court of Appeals judges (Pictured, l. to r.: Justices Pigott, Smith, Rivera, & Abdus-Salaam)

Judicial Portrait Collection

Row of oil paintings at the entrance to the library

Hands-on learning

The School Without Walls Summer Law Camp visiting the Rare Book Room & staff workroom during a tour of the library August 15, 2013

International visitors

A legal delegation from the Ukraine with library staff members September 25, 2013

UB law students visit the library

Students begin their tour of the library on January 23, 2014

Spring 2014

Colorful patches from the library's display on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

2015 Black History Month display

Celebrating a new generation

Through October 2015

800th anniversary of Magna Carta

June 26, 2015

The view from the second floor

Food trucks setting up for the Jazz Festival, Thursday, June 25th

June 18, 2015

Jazz Festival parking & street closures advisory

It's always so energizing to see all the activity in our neighborhood as people prepare for the two weeks of the Jazz Festival. There are some adjustments, though, that library staff and patrons may need to make during this period.

Tents are now up in two parking lots close to the library - AllPro Parking at 86 Gibbs Street and Regents Park Station at 61 East Avenue. Please see our Transit & Parking page for alternatives.

Street closures
The street closings for this year are detailed below.

Gibbs St. (from East Ave. to E. Main)
Mon., June 15 (Midnight) to Mon., June 29 (Midnight)

Chestnut St. (from E. Main to East Ave.)
Fri., June 19 (6AM) to Sun., June 21 (2AM)
Fri., June 26 (6AM) to Sun., June 28 (2AM)

East Ave. (from E. Main to Scio) & Chestnut (from Broad to East Ave.)
Fri., June 19 (5PM-Midnight)
Sat., June 20 (5PM-Midnight)
Fri., June 26 (5PM-Midnight)
Sat., June 27 (5PM-Midnight)

Main St. (from Gibbs to Chestnut, not including Gibbs or Chestnut)
Fri., June 19 to Sat., June 27 (5PM-Midnight)

June 15, 2015

Magna Carta display

Today's the big day, the eight hundredth anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta.

To observe the occasion we've put together an exhibit we hope you'll find interesting. We're pleased to highlight an item from our Rare Book collection, the first volume (Volume the First) of The statutes at large, from Magna Carta, to the end of the last Parliament, 1761. This title was commonly found in the libraries of the American founding fathers. Also featured are some very fine brand-new books, from the lavishly illustrated Magna Carta : the foundation of freedom 1215-2015 to the pocket-sized, accessible Magna Carta : a very short introduction.

Please visit us through October to view them and the rest of the display.

June 1, 2015

800 candles

In exactly two weeks will be the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. The British Library has pulled out all the stops in its commemoration of the event, including a diverse and extensive online exhibit. For your enjoyment and edification we feature two videos from the exhibit, narrated by none other than Monty Python's Terry Jones. Watch for King John's coffee mug.

What is Magna Carta?

Eight hundred years of Magna Carta

May 8, 2015

May flowers

That cheerful patch of color you see on the corner of East Avenue & Chestnut Street is thanks to the ever-diligent Mike. We hope he won't be needing his snowblower any time soon.

May 6, 2015

Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

On June 10-13, 2015, the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission will host the 27th Annual Conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts in Buffalo.

The Conference will feature workshops and plenary sessions discussing timely issues regarding justice and fairness in the courts and justice system.

The Conference program can be viewed at the following link: http://www.national-consortium.org/~/media/Microsites/Files/National%20Consortium/Conf-Agenda-June2015.ashx

To register for the Conference, please click on the following link: http://www.national-consortium.org/Conference/2015-Registration.aspx

Hon. Rose H. Sconiers, Justice of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, chairs the host commission and will offer welcoming remarks.

April 3, 2015

Access Lexis on your own device

Did you know that you can access Lexis on your own device while you are in the library? Simply enter the following URL into your web browser once you are connected to our wi-fi network:


Access will only be granted while you are connected to our wireless network, but we encourage you to take advantage of this service.