The Public Access area offers a library-type setting including computer workstations for public use. These computer workstations have access to the more than 2.5 million digital images in the Suffolk County Clerk's Office Imaging System from 1987 to present. Assistance is available with numerous user-friendly help desk resources. Public printing, coping, faxing and email services are also available for a nominal fee.
In addition, the Public Access division maintains microfilmed images of various types of documents, some dating back to 1660. Of the various documents available on film or computer, are recorded deeds, mortgages, satisfactions of mortgages, transcripts of judgments, filed business certificates, etc. Older documents that are not available on microfilm or computer are maintained in bound books in the Record room.