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The John W. King New Hampshire Law Library

Open By Appointment

The Law Library is reopening to the public by appointment on Monday, October 26, 2020. 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 You must give your name, phone number, and/or email so that we can contact you if needed. 

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  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.


The New Hampshire Law Library is the only public Law Library in the State of New Hampshire. Its mission is to advance the administration of justice by providing legal information and related services to the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government, the legal communities of New Hampshire, and the people of the State.

Depository Library LogoThis library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code).

Supreme Court Building
One Charles Doe Drive
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

For directions to the NH Law Library.

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed court holidays


TELEPHONE: (603) 271-3777
FAX: (603) 513-5450

Mary S. Searles, Director
Erin L. Hubbard, Acquisitions
Rachel Catano, Library Assistant

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