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About the New Hampshire Law Library

Legal Research @ Home (Pajamas Optional)

Can't make it to the library? Now you can access Westlaw from home! The NH Law Library is participating in the Westlaw Patron Access Remote Pilot program with Thomson Reuters to allow you remote access to Westlaw, a premier legal research database.

When you click the Westlaw Patron Access Remote link, you'll need to complete a OnePass registration and to validate your email address before accessing the online content. Be patient! This registration process takes several steps. 

To access Westlaw Patron Access Remote again, come back to this website, click on the Westlaw Patron Access Remote link above, and enter your OnePass username and password that you created previously. 

The number of downloads is limited; there are time limits, and Westlaw allows only one person on at a time. 

Need help navigating Westlaw? Need advice about how to start your research?  Need more time or more access? Visit one of the public libraries below to talk to a reference librarian. 

Contact us at lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us or 603-271-3777

Legal Research @ Your Public Library (Clothes DEFINITELY Required)

In addition to our main Concord location, the New Hampshire Law Library is partnering with public libraries around the state to provide access to Westlaw and small collections of legal titles such as the New Hampshire Practice Series and the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated. Partnerships like these help the Law Library put legal resources into trusted community centers and expand public access to reliable and accurate legal information. Each library will have a different collection of print resources depending upon shelf space, but all of our partners will have access to Westlaw. 

Concord

The Law Library is located inside the Supreme Court Building at One Charles Doe Drive, Concord, New Hampshire. We offer free access to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and HeinOnline. Photograph of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, location of the New Hampshire Law Library

Note: There is no street sign for the Library. Follow the signs for the Supreme Court.

Directions to the Supreme Court.  

Hours

Open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Staff

Mary S. Searles, Director
Jennifer M. Finch, Content Management Librarian

Contact

lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us

603-271-3777

Littleton

Littleton Public Library is located at 92 Main Street, Littleton, New Hampshire. Littleton is one of New Hampshire's Carnegie libraries, designed by architect Robert Coit in the Classical Revival style and opened in 1906. Littleton offers Westlaw on a single dedicated terminal tucked away in the library's quiet and private New Hampshire History room. 

Directions to Littleton Public Library

Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday and Friday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Derry

Derry Public Library, is located at  64 E Broadway in Derry. Researchers can ask at the Reference Desk to use the "Westlaw laptop" and sit anywhere in the library's sunny and comfortable interior. 

Directions to Derry Public LibraryPhoto of Derry Public Library

Hours

Monday through Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday through Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Sunday

 

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Public Library is located at 175 Parrott Avenue in Portsmouth, NH. The Portsmouth Public Library is the thriving heart of the Portsmouth community, supporting a resilient, inclusive city whose citizens are free to pursue growth and knowledge. Now, the Portsmouth community can pursue legal knowledge at the library using the Westlaw legal research platform. To access the Westlaw computer, check in at the Reference Desk on the second floor. You may use your Portsmouth Library Card or take a guest pass from the desk. You will have unlimited time on the dedicated public computer. No appointments are needed: first come, first served.

Directions to Portsmouth Public Library

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday (September - May): 1 PM – 5 PM
Sunday (June - August): CLOSED