New Zealand Law Society - What's in the library

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.

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 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