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Chenango County Courts


Law Library

David L. Follett Law Library
5-9 Main St., 1st Floor
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: 607-334-9463
Fax: 646-963-6425

Hours of Operation:
Thursday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(except State Holidays)

 

Law Librarian

Lorraine Q. Knapp

 

Overview

The David L. Follett Memorial Supreme Court Law Library, Chenango County, was established in 1902 (L. 1902, Ch.32) and named after David L. Follett, a Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.

The library is currently located in a restored historic building, a former Masonic Temple, at 5-9 West Main Street, Norwich. Housing a collection of approximately 10,000 volumes and staffed on a part-time basis. The library is open to the public Thursday & Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; it is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Services include circulation, interlibrary loan, and a coin-operated photocopier. Tours for school groups are available by appointment. The library may be contacted at 607.334.9463 or by fax (607-334-9236)

Public Access Computer Policy

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Circulation

Any person with a valid library card issued by one of the Court Law Libraries within the Sixth Judicial District [Elmira, Binghamton, Ithaca, Norwich, Cooperstown, Delhi, and Cortland] may borrow circulating materials from the David L. Follett Memorial Law Library subject to the circulation rules of this library.

Library card application/registration forms may be obtained from the staff at any of the Sixth District Law Libraries. At least one form of identification [including but not limited to: valid NYS driver's license, Attorney Registration number, or student identification number] AND proof of current address must be presented in person before a card will be issued. Library cards must be presented in order to borrow any materials. All circulation records are kept strictly confidential (CPLR § 4509).

All circulating items, unless otherwise specified, may be borrowed for a period of 14 days. Materials borrowed via Interlibrary Loan will be subject to the lending institution's loan period and circulation policies.

There is a public access workstation for accessing online legal resources. The library staff will provide instructional materials and/or basic instruction in using these materials but may not conduct research for the user.

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Photocopies

A vendor-owned copy machine is located in the library. This machine will accept cash or copy cards. Copies are 15¢ each (10¢ each with a copy card). Copy cards cost 50¢ each and are available in various denominations at the front desk.

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