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. The research value of the library is enhanced by the presence of three major computer assisted legal research systems, Bloomberg BNA, LexisNexis and Westlaw, each of which also provides extensive access to non-legal databases. A training program in automated legal research is available to all first-year law students.