DATE: September 12, 2006                            CONTACT: Laura Kiernan
                                                                                             Judicial Branch
                                                                                             Communications Director
                                                                                             603-271-2646 ext 359



 Wireless Connection Now Available in Law Library


CONCORD--The New Hampshire Law Library now has wireless connection available to all patrons and visitors free of charge and without filters. Users must agree to the library’s “Wireless Use Policy” which allows wireless access for the purpose of legal research or access to government documents.  No special encryption settings, user names or passwords are required. The law library is located in the New Hampshire Supreme Court building at One Charles Doe Drive, Concord.

            The free, high-speed wireless Internet is now available on all three floors of the library, including the Grimes conference room. Law Librarian Mary Searles said wireless adds more access points to the Internet without adding more wired computers and frees up the computer lab for patrons using the library's LexisNexis database.

             “ Wireless connection is a great tool that will increase our patrons’ access to online legal research sources,” Searles said.

            Wireless will also improve the overall accessibility and usage of the library’s connection to information. “Professionals can bring in their personal devices and stay connected, law students can bring in their laptops and work on projects while sitting in a quiet corner, “ Searles said.

            The New Hampshire Law Library is the state’s only public law library.  It contains 94,000 volumes of legal materials.  In addition, it contains New Hampshire laws, court decisions, court rules and other related legal resources for New Hampshire.  The library dates back to 1716 when the first collection of law books was organized.  The law library is a research library; the law books cannot be checked out. 

            For more information, go to the law library website at