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

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.

March 31, 2015

Lots of changes

There have been lots of changes (sorry, couldn't pass up that pun) in parking and public transportation downtown in the past couple of years. We're happy to say we've updated and expanded the transit and parking info on our website.

March 5, 2015

Andy Hammond

We learned recently of the passing of Andy Hammond, the gentleman who played accordion in front of Java's for many years. He brightened many a hectic workday.

He will be missed.

February 6, 2015

Black History Month display

Our display this month celebrates a new generation of people of color who are striving to make a difference in our community.

(from l. to r.)
Lovely A. Warren, Mayor of the City of Rochester
Honorable Maija C. Dixon, Rochester City Court Judge
Officer Isaac Armstrong, Rochester Police Department
Craig D. Carson, Esquire, Rochester Attorney

An online version of the display may be viewed here.

February 3, 2015

February holiday closings

The Library will be closed Thursday, February 12th for Lincoln's Birthday and Monday, February 16th for President's Day.