After hours access
After hours access is available at most libraries to members holding a current Practising Certificate or current Associate Membership.
The Ministry of Justice agrees to the NZ Law Society Library providing after-hours access at courthouse sites for the purpose of lawyers' legal research only. All reasonable care must be taken by lawyers using library facilities after-hours.
Auckland High Court
An access card is required for entry to the library.
24 hour access is available for lawyers with an access card, via the Anzac Avenue door.
A request for an access card to the Auckland Library can be made using this application form or by applying in person at the Library. Identification is required to collect a card. The cost is $24 (excl. GST).
The Library is located in the Justice & Emergency Services Precinct (Emergency Services Building, B2 entrance on Tuam Street). The Library's after-hours entrance is located just outside the ESB main entrance on the ground floor.
A Lawyers’ access card (CJESP) is required for after-hours access to the Library.
Hamilton High Court
Accessible through a side door (glass door beside the main entrance), then left into the Law Society door.
After hours by code (from Law Society).
Contact the Branch Manager to enquire.
Rotorua High/District Courts
Access to the Rotorua Library is available from the back of the building (get details from Security Office during Court hours).
Obtain swipe cards and digit numbers from Security Office at main entrance to building.
Permanent cards cost $20.00.
Thames District Court
Access to the Thames Library is available from the second door on the left as you enter the public foyer.
After-hours key access available to practitioners ($25.00 p/a), enquire at the Registrar.
Wellington High Court
Whanganui High/District Courts
Contact directly to enquire.
Last updated on the 11th April 2019