How to use the NH State Law Library – Working Through COVID- 19

John W. King NH Law Library building is closed to the public. The library itself is open, and staff are answering phones (603) 271-3777 and responding to emails. They’ll do what they can to assist.

New from the NH Law Library:

Complimentary Remote Access to Westlaw Edge for John W. King Law Library patrons
Starting April 20th through June 30th, Law Library patrons are eligible to receive complimentary  remote access to Westlaw Edge so you can continue to fulfill your legal research needs during this time.
Here’s how to get started

Now through May 31, 2020, Lexis Advance is providing virtual access for the New Hampshire Law Library’s patrons as you and we work remotely and practice social distancing. Follow the link above to register for online research access. You will receive your own temporary ID which will provide you with immediate access to research services. IDs created using this link will have access to Lexis Advance for 30 days or until May 31st (whichever is shorter).

If you have any questions, please email us at

From the NH Judicial Branch:

How to obtain copies of non-confidential electronic documents:

  • Supreme Court: Call or email the New Hampshire Law Library at 603-271-3777 or to request copies of specific Supreme Court opinions and court documents, or for assistance with case research. Note: Registered e-filers may access their case documents through the Supreme Court e-filing system here:
  • Superior and Circuit Courts: Call the Information Center at 1-855-212-1234. Note: Case parties may access their case documents for selected e-filed case types here:

NHBA Member Benefits

Casemaker: Your NHBA membership includes a subscription is to Casemaker which contains the NH court opinions, and more.

Hein Online: The complete archive of NH Bar News and Bar Journal are available with your NHBA membership through Hein Online (instructions for accessing this trove of articles).

Additional Resources

Thomson Reuters: COVID-19 Resource Center: Free Resources for Legal Toolkit

Law 360 from LexisNexis:  Paywall removed from legal news and analysis on COVID-19 on litigation, policy, and deals.

LexBlog: compilation of blog posts covering legal issues regarding the coronavirus.

Skopos Labs: Maintaining a Policy Analytics site that tracks federal legislation and regulatory changes, with links to bills and the status of forthcoming legislation.