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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 semester, NYLS students will receive a credit of $10 on your OneCard to be used for printing and copying. The OneCard system does not allow you to deposit funds to your “Print/Copy Fund.” But when this fund runs out, the system looks to your “FlexFund” Account to cover printing/copying charges.  Use the Account Management Center (AMC; next to the coffee bar) to add additional funds to your OneCard Flex Fund or online through the NYLS portal.  Select the OneCard icon (left column of the portal homepage).Please contact Business Operations if there is a problem with your Print Fund balance.

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
  • 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
  • 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.