Library Access

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Academic Year

During the regular academic year, the Maloney Library is open to the following individuals:

  • All current Fordham University students, faculty, and staff
  • Fordham University alumni
  • Current students and faculty of Columbia University Law School and New York University Law School
  • Individuals requesting Federal Depository materials

Access to the Maloney Library may be granted to the following individuals:

  • Current students and faculty of New York City metropolitan area law schools. Such patrons should check with their respective libraries concerning access.
  • Current students and faculty of NELLCO  libraries. Such patrons must possess a letter of introduction from their respective libraries.
  • Students and faculty of SHARES member institutions will be given a limited pass to access the collection upon presentation of a letter of introduction from their home SHARES library. For more information, please contact Juan Fernandez at or 212-636-6768.
  • Metro Library pass holders. Note: the Maloney Library only accepts yellow single-use Metro Library passes.


Reading & Finals Period

The Maloney Library restricts access during the Fordham Law School’s reading and finals period.

During such periods, the Maloney Library is open to the following individuals:

  • Fordham Law School faculty, students, staff, and alumni
  • Fordham University faculty and staff
  • Federal Depository patrons
  • Metro Card holders
  • Green Letter holders
  • Maloney Library ID (Blue Card) holders
  • Fordham University students needing specific legal materials. Such Fordham students should complete this form for access.


Federal Depository


The Maloney Library became a selective Federal Depository in 1987 and holds very few government documents published prior to that date. Please search the library catalog for government publications.


Non-Fordham patrons may visit the Maloney Library solely to access Federal Depository materials. To schedule a visit, please contact:

Reference Department

(212) 636-6908

Upon arriving at the Fordham Law School, please stop at the security desk. Security will notify library staff of your arrival.