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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, 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

Greymouth High Court

60 Guinness Street, Greymouth    (Unstaffed)
Contact Greymouth Court Manager for access
IT Support contact: Canterbury Library ph 0800 377 347
Facilities: Computer; printer

Timaru High Court

12-14 North Street, Timaru    (Unstaffed)
Contact: Timaru High Court Registrar for access
Tel: 03 6880 228
IT Support contact: Canterbury Library ph 0800 377 347
Facilities: Computer, printer, phone

Last updated on the 1st July 2020