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. Reference librarians are available to answer your questions and provide research assistance via email and chat.  Appointments via Zoom will be available for those occasions where live interaction would be beneficial.  Please email the reference staff to request a Zoom session.

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: Fall 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 schedule is available here.