The primary mission of the library is to serve the educational and research needs of the faculty and students of the School of Law and the School of Criminal Justice. The library also supports the legal research needs of the Rutgers University community. To the extent that it is compatible with its primary and secondary missions, the library will provide service to others.

All tables and study carrels in the library are wired for power and data and Wi-Fi access is available throughout the library. We are the most comprehensive public law library in New Jersey. The Law Library also provides the students and faculty of the Law School with access to major full-text legal databases including Westlaw, LexisNexis, HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA, and the Making of Modern Law. Those databases include not only the current statutes and regulations and complete case law of the federal government and all the states, but also extensive collections of scholarly commentary, practitioners' treatises, historical legal material, and material on foreign law. A training program in automated legal research is available to all first-year law students.