Welcome to the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library at Columbia Law School
The modern library is a mélange of terminals and books, electronic and paper. In traditional terms, the Diamond Law Library is quite large, consisting of over 400,000 titles, making it the second largest academic law library in the country. Measured another way, there are more than 1,000,000 paper volumes and 275,000 microform volume-equivalents. However, libraries are also assessed by how much digital information they can deliver and how easy it is for their users to access that information. We pride ourselves on the breadth of information available to you online, both from sources we maintain and the myriad of materials offered through the University’s Libraries.
We strive to provide the best access to these materials through the finest professional guidance. Please observe the few rules we have and share with us—in person, through email, or through your student representatives—any suggestions you have for making the Diamond Law Library a more effective place for legal research and study.
Director of the Library