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About the New Hampshire Law Library

Revised October 23, 2020

Open By Appointment  Main floor of the NH Law Library

The Law Library is open to the public by appointment. We have removed most of the tables and chairs and the remaining tables are carefully spaced to allow for social distancing. We will continue to offer curbside service to accommodate borrowers who would prefer not to come in to the Law Library. Visitors will be asked a series of screening questions by security and will be required to wear masks unless the wearing of masks would be contrary to their health or safety, and to comply with social distancing guidelines. Since the Law Library is located in the supreme court building, visitors should review the information at What to Know Before Coming to a New Hampshire Courthouse.

Appointments will be in 3-hour blocks from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and, for the present, only one visitor at a time will be allowed in the law library. 

Researchers wishing to make an appointment should call 603-271-3777 or email lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us. You must give your name, phone number, and/or email so that we can contact you if needed. 

Curbside Service

Beginning Monday, July 6, 2020, the Law Library will be open for curbside pickup from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Law Library is still closed to walk-in traffic but staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone or email.  

Request books and schedule a pickup time by calling (603) 271-3777 or emailing lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us. Please give us at least 24-hours notice. The Law Library’s online catalog is here. If you are not already registered to borrow, fill out the application form here.  

Pickup times are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On the day of your pickup, please wait in the roundabout in the front of the Supreme Court building. When you arrive, call the library at 603-271-3777. A library staff member will bring the books out to you. 

Return books at any time by using the drop box in front of the Supreme Court. If the books are too large to fit in the drop box, return books during library hours by calling or emailing the library to make an appointment. On the day of your book return, please wait in the roundabout in front of the supreme court building. Call the library at 603-271-3777. A library staff member will come out to pick up the books. 

The Supreme Court building is still closed to the general public. Do not bring the books into the courthouse. 

Please do not deposit the books on the courthouse steps unattended. Use the document drop box or make an appointment to return the books.

Access to LexisNexis

As a Patron of the Library you are probably aware that we offer Patron Access through LexisNexis.  LexisNexis is committed to working with us and the wider with the legal Community during Covid-19 and continues to provide access to Library Patrons.  If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research you are welcome to register for a temporary Lexis Advance® ID at https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/pa-access-request.page  and you will receive an ID within 1 business day. This ID will be good for 30 days or until the library reopens whichever is shorter.  This ID allows you to conduct research on the cases and codes needed for legal work and personal legal research. If you need access to the wider set of materials our library subscribes to please reach out to your local librarian and provide your full name and e-mail address along with a request for a custom ID and we will work with LexisNexis to create login credentials for you that will be delivered to you directly from our LexisNexis partners to your e-mail. These ID’s are good for three days and can be requested multiple times if necessary. We are happy to work with you to maintain access to justice during this time.

Locations and Hours

Concord

The Law Library is located inside the Supreme Court Building at One Charles Doe Drive, Concord, New Hampshire. Note: There is no street sign for the Library. Follow the signs for the Supreme Court.

Directions to the Supreme Court.  

Concord Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Library is closed on all court holidays

Littleton

In partnership with the Littleton Public Library, the Law Library offers access to Westlaw and a small collection of law books including the complete New Hampshire Practice Series and the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated.  Littleton Public Library is located at 92 Main Street, Littleton, New Hampshire. 

Littleton 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

Directions to Littleton Public Library