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Due to COVID-19, all Libraries of the New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa are now closed.

Limited research and document delivery services are still available. Materials will be limited to what staff can provide from online subscriptions, therefore not all material can be provided.

Please contact us by emailing,, or request research 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 24th March 2020