The Social Law Library was founded in 1803 as a non-profit legal research library to be managed by its Proprietors and used by its members and the Courts. Today, entering its 3rd century, the Library is one of the largest and most respected legal research institutions in the country. Our collection is comprised of over 500,000 volumes as well as CDs, on-line databases and interactive videos. The Library has developed a collection that is current, comprehensive and responsive to patron needs. The principal funding for the Library is derived from annual Membership dues.
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