Reference Services

The Law Library is generally staffed by at least one professional librarian holding either a J.D. or M.L.S. degree, or both. In addition to the reference desk schedule, listed below, reference librarians are available to answer your questions via our Ask Us service.  Students are welcome to make individual appointments with any of the reference librarians for research assistance, including training in the use of Lexis, Westlaw, and any of our databases.

Research guides developed by the reference librarians are available on the Library website.

Reference Desk - 914-422-4208

  • Deborah L. Heller, B.A., M.A., M.L.S., J.D., Acting Director of the Law Library - 914-422-4339
  • Vicky Gannon, B.A., M.L.S., Head of Collection Services & Reference Librarian - 914-422-4369
  • Gail Whittemore, B.A., M.L.S., J.D., Reference Librarian - 914-422-4357
  • Richard Bernsley, B.A., M.A., M.L.S., J.D., Part-time Reference Librarian - 914-422-4208
  • Rebecca Pressman, B.A., M.L.S., J.D. Part-time Reference Librarian - 914-422-4208

Reference Desk: Spring Hours

  • Monday-Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch)


Reference hours are subject to variation. The current reference desk schedule is available here.