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Under Alert Level 2, the New Zealand Law Society libraries have re-opened. The Canterbury library is open to members from 9.30am- 3.00pm this week, but will open from 9.00am- 4.30pm, Monday to Friday from Monday 25 May. There will be no after-hours access until further notice.

  • Entry is by card access only. This will provide the librarian with an accurate record of who has used the library in case contact tracing is required. If you do not have an access card, you can apply for one.
  • 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 wellington@nzlslibrary.org.nz or submit a request.

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

Email: wellington@nzlslibrary.org.nz
Phone: +64 4 473 6202

Hutt Valley District Court

Laings Rd, Lower Hutt    (Unstaffed)
Solicitors' Room upstairs - card access. Ask Court Registry staff
Tel: 04 566 1837
IT Support contact: Wellington library 0800 367 529
Facilities: Small room with PC linked to main library server, printer, fax machine (Legal Services Agency)

Masterton High/District Courts

Dixon St, Masterton    (Unstaffed)
Direct outside access. Card needed - ask Court Registry staff
Tel: 06 377 4333
IT Support contact: Wellington library 0800 367 529
Facilities: Computer; printer; fax machine (Legal Services Agency)

Porirua District Court

4 Hagley St, Porirua    (Unstaffed)
PIN on door. Solicitors’ Room on right of foyer
Tel: 04 237 4623
IT Support contact: Wellington library 0800 367 529
Facilities: Computer; printer; fax machine (Legal Service Agency); copier

Wellington District Court

49 Ballance St, Wellington. 3rd Floor    (Unstaffed)
Law Library, past Jury Assembly Room. Use the door code to enter. Contact Wellington High Court Library for code.
No after-hours access.
Tel: 04 473 6606
IT Support contact: Wellington library 0800 367 529
Facilities: Computer; printer; telephone

Last updated on the 20th May 2020