Visiting the Library

The Law Library building will be open for the first day of classes, August 26.

Entering the Library

The entrance to the library is on the 5th floor of the law school building. Access the library either by the central law school elevator or Stairway A. Since elevator capacity will be severely limited due to social distancing, take Stairway A to avoid waiting for an elevator.

Violations of the Ram Pledge including failing to mask, failing to social distance, or eating/drinking in the library will be reported to the Office of Student Affairs.

Exiting the Library

Exit the library through Stairway D or the central law school elevator.

Who can Access the Library

Access to the Maloney Library is limited to current Fordham Law School students, faculty and staff only. All seats in the library must be reserved in advance. Seats can be reserved for up to 4 hours per day. These hours may be consecutive. Please go to the Book a Study Seat link on the library homepage to make a reservation.

Please note that you do NOT have to book a study seat if you only want to:

  • print
  • scan
  • check out or return books

Law School Alumni

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fordham University has put health screening and contact tracing protocols in place that make it impossible for the law library to accommodate alumni, including recent graduates. Please contact the director of the Maloney Library, Todd Melnick,, with any questions or concerns.

For More Information

Please see the Library Services During COVID-19 menu (on the left or above).