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What's in the library

The library offers an extensive collection of print and online resources to support the needs of legal practitioners.

Library catalogue

The Library catalogue provides bibliographic and holdings information for texts and serials held at Law Society libraries in Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago.

A list of new titles purchased is published monthly. Most of the library’s collection is non-borrowable except for use in court. Contact your nearest Law Society library for more information on borrowing policies.

Legal databases

The Law Society library provides practitioners with a comprehensive online collection of legal databases and legal links.

The CCH, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters resources which are available offer in-depth information on all areas of New Zealand law along with important Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom material. Access is through dedicated library computer terminals around the country. NB: Although links to the databases are available on this website, practitioners are unable to access the databases via these links from their own computers unless they already subscribe.

Links to other selected legal websites provide access to legislation and caselaw from various jurisdictions. These websites can be accessed from practitioners own computers.

Lexis Red


Borrow a selection of LexisNexis titles on electronic loan, for 14 days

To apply to become a Lexis Red borrower:

Once your request has been approved, you will be sent a password with download instructions for the Lexis Red app.  

Then you can select from the following Lexis Red titles available for loan, which include:

Abbott and Thompson District Courts Practice (Criminal)
Adams’ Land Transfer
Becroft and Hall’s Transport Law
Commercial Law in New Zealand
Cross on Evidence
District Courts Practice (Civil)
Electronic Business and Technology Law
Environmental and Resource Management Law
Family Law Service
Fisher on Matrimonial and Relationship Property
Garrow and Turkington’s Criminal Law in New Zealand
Hall’s Sentencing
Heath and Whale on Insolvency
Hinde McMorland & Sim Land Law in New Zealand
Intellectual Property Law
Kennedy-Grant and Weatherall on Construction Law
Law of Trusts
Laws of New Zealand
Local Government
Mazengarb’s Employment Law
Morrison’s Company & Securities Law
New Zealand Forms & Precedents
Personal Grievances
Professional Responsibility in New Zealand
Privacy Law and Practice
Sim’s Court Practice
Wills and Succession

AGIS Plus Text - Attorney-General's Information Service

Published by Informit

Australian, New Zealand and Pacific law journals are comprehensively indexed and abstracted from over 120 Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific law journals.
Selected articles from United States, Canada and United Kingdom law journals are also indexed.

Full text articles: 1999 - ; Index: 1975 – 
It is accessible from practitioners' computers via your Law Society login.

Last updated on the 1st December 2018