Access Policy

Access Policy

Alumni

Free access to the library is available to all Pace graduates. Pace Law grads may also bring an associate or research assistant with them. Alumni ID cards entitle the patron to use all of the Law Library's facilities other than the Computer Labs and study rooms.  There are six public access computers available to the public; all other computers are restricted to Pace Law student use. Reference service is provided, but card holders may not borrow materials. Access to Pace Law Library does not include access to Pace wifi; alumni should contact Alumni Services for access to wifi. Pace Law Library rules and policies may be found on our website.

A Pace Alumni ID card, with photo and a valid sticker, is necessary to access the Pace Law Library and Pace University's libraries. Pace Law School alumni may obtain a Pace Alumni ID Card by filling out a patron information form available at the circulation desk of the Pace Law Library in the Gerber Glass Law Center and providing valid identification. Alumni must bring the completed form to the ID Office to receive the actual card.  The ID Office is located on the first floor of Aloysia Hall. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Bar Access

2018 Bar Study Access for Other Law Libraries

2018 Bar Access Contract

Bar review access may be purchased by individuals who are not graduates of Pace University, and who are studying to take the bar exam in February or July.  You must show proof that you are studying for the upcoming bar exam at the time of purchase.  Acceptable forms of proof are your bar exam registration receipt, or the ID issued by a commercial bar preparation course.  Bar review access is not transferable.

 Rules

  • You may not use the Law Library study rooms.
  • You may not use the Computer Lab.
  • You must reshelve any materials you use.
  • You may check out two-hour reserve materials for in-library use only, provided that you leave a photo ID at the Circulation Desk.
  • You may use the public access computers.  Printing from the public access computers costs 6¢ a page. Please ask a Reference Librarian to direct you to the public access computers.
  • You must use your own ID to access Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law.
  • Law Library rules and policies may be found here.

The Bar Review Access fee is $50, and provides access from the time the fee is paid (no earlier than the administration of the last regularly scheduled final exam at Pace Law School) until the day after the NY bar exam is administered. 

The Law Library has a research guide on the bar exam that includes links to UBE material both in print (available at Circulation) and online.

The Bar Review Access contract is available at the Circulation Desk.  Contact the Circulation Desk at 914-422-4273 with any questions.

Current Non-Pace Law Students

Current law students with a valid ID from any U.S. law school, except Columbia or NYU, may access the Law Library to study. Students and faculty of ALLDOG schools must have a valid school ID and a completed "green pass" or semester courtesy pass in order to access the Law Library. ALLDOG schools include Brooklyn, Cardozo, CUNY, Fordham, Hofstra, New York Law School, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, and Touro.  Current law students from Columbia or NYU must present a valid ID and a METRO pass or "green pass".  A student who has graduated is no longer considered a current student.

Patrons are permitted to use all of the Law Library's facilities other than the Computer Labs and study rooms.  There are six public access computers available to the public; all other computers are restricted to Pace Law student use. Reference service is included, but card holders may not borrow materials. Access to Pace Law Library does not include access to Pace wifi. Pace Law Library rules and policies may be found on our website.

METRO & WALDO

Pace Law Library is open to students and faculty of WALDO full and associate member schools with valid school ID and to students and faculty of METRO institutions with valid ID and completed METRO card. METRO cards and WALDO IDs will not be honored during law school exams and the exam study period.

Patrons are permitted to use all of the Law Library's facilities other than the computer lab and study rooms.  There are six public access computers available to the public; all other computers are restricted to Pace Law student use. Reference service is included, but card holders may not borrow materials. Access to Pace Law Library does not include access to Pace wifi. Pace Law Library rules and policies may be found on our website.

Public

Members of the public may use federal government depository materials in the Law Library for free when a reference librarian is present, but must purchase access cards on a daily or yearly basis to access any other materials in the library.  Access cards will entitle the purchasers to use all of the Law Library's facilities other than the computer lab and study rooms.  There are six public access computers available to the public; all other computers are restricted to Pace Law student use. Reference service is included, but card holders may not borrow materials. Access to Pace Law Library does not include access to Pace wifi. Pace Law Library rules and policies may be found on our website.

The Law Library's access fee schedule is as follows:

  • Access to Federal Depository materials only: NO CHARGE
  • Other graduates of Pace may have daily access with any photo ID and validation of graduate status: NO CHARGE
  • Pace Law graduates access-only card (Law grads may bring an associate or research assistant along with them. However, their access card does not include borrowing privileges or other services.): NO CHARGE
  • Daily individual access-only card: $25.00
  • Annual individual access only card (does not include borrowing privileges or other services): $450.00

Annual charges are prorated quarterly.  Call the Circulation Desk at (914) 422-4273 for details. The yearly access contract is available here.

A temporary ID card will be issued at the Circulation Desk of the Law Library.  Bring your temporary ID card to the Pace ID Office in exchange for a permanent picture ID. The ID Office is located on the first floor of Aloysia Hall and is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call the ID Office at (914) 422-4318 to confirm their hours.