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The New Zealand Law Society Library is open and has resumed normal staffed hours from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.  After-hours access to the Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington libraries is now available.

Entry is by card access only for the Auckland and Canterbury libraries. If you do not have an access card and wish to apply for one, please contact your local library.

Lawyers rooms/libraries which are situated in courthouses are accessible during the opening hours of the court.

Hand sanitiser and wipes are supplied and lawyers are responsible for wiping down the keyboards and monitors.

Please contact us with any research or document delivery requests at or or submit a request online.

NZ Law Society Library, Auckland

High Court Building, Corner of Waterloo Quadrant and Parliament Street
PO Box 4416, Shortland St, Auckland 1140, New Zealand

An access card is required for entry.

The library is staffed from 8.00am - 8pm Monday - Thursday and 8.00am - 5pm Friday.
24 hour access is available for lawyers with an access card via the Anzac Avenue entrance.

Phone: +64 9 304 1020

NZ Law Society Library, Wellington

High Court Building, Kate Sheppard Pl entrance (map)
PO Box 494, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

The library is staffed from 8.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday.
24 hour access is available for lawyers

Phone: +64 4 473 6202

NZ Law Society Library, Canterbury

Justice & Emergency Services Precinct (B2 entrance)
Emergency Services Building, Ground floor,
Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011.

PO Box 565, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
DX WX10074

Note courier deliveries must be addressed to:

New Zealand Law Society Library, Canterbury,
C/- 307 Durham Street North, Christchurch 8013,
DX WX10074,

The library is staffed from 8.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday.
24 hour access is available for lawyers.

Phone: 0800 377 347 or +64 3 377 1852

NZ Law Society Library, Otago

Level 4, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes Street (map)
Private Bag 1901, Dunedin, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 477 0596

Last updated on the 16th June 2020