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Student Services | The Mendik Library

Quick access to many library services and resources

How do I find course reserves?    
Find course reserves in our catalog.

How do I access CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) lessons?    
Visit our CALI page.

How do I find study aids?    
Visit our Study Aids research guide.

How do I read today’s New York Law Journal?    
Visit the New York Law Journal's Download Center and enter your NYLS network credentials when prompted.

How do I replenish print and copy funds?    
At the beginning of each fall semester, NYLS students receive 200 free copies or printed pages for use in the Library’s networked copier/printers. This balance appears on your NYLS OneCard account as your “Print/Copy Fund.”

When your initial balance runs low, you will need to deposit funds to your “FlexFund” account, which can be used to pay for copying and printing. Add to this account using cash or a credit card at an on-campus AMC machine. Machines are located in 185 West Broadway on the first floor near Café Lexpress and in the fifth-floor vending area. You may also add funds to your OneCard online.

How do I renew books or view my library record?    
Visit our catalog and sign in with your network login credentials.

How do I recharge my phone or laptop while at the Library?               
Portable devices: The Circulation Desk offers a charging station, where students may leave their portable devices to be charged. It includes these connectors:

-2 USB 3.0 C
-2 USB 2.0 Micro-B 5
-2 Apple Lightning/Thunderbolt 
-USB 2.0 Mini-B 5 pin
-Apple 30 pin 

Laptops: The Circulation Desk offers 2 different MacBook chargers:

-85W AC Magsafe Power Adapter for the 15' & 17' MacBook Pro (for older Macs)
-87W USB-C Power Adapter for MacBook 15' models from 2016 and later.

How do I get the Library on my phone?    
For iPhones and iPads

Apple only supports this feature in Safari.

  • Open Safari and go to http://lawlib.nyls.edu.
  • Click the Share icon in Safari's toolbar. In iPads, this icon is on the left side of the search box at the top of the browser window. For iPhones, it's at the bottom of the browser window.
  • Select Add to Home Screen.
  • Name the shortcut "Mendik Library."
  • Click Add in the upper right-hand corner of your device's browser window.
  • Go back to your home screen, and your shortcut should be available.

For Androids

This feature can be done in any web browser.

  • Open a web browser and go to http://lawlib.nyls.edu.
  • Find the menu button at the top of the screen.
  • From the drop-down box, select Add to Home Screen.
  • Name the shortcut "Mendik Library."
  • Go back to your home screen, and your shortcut should be available.