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.

Curbside Pickup

The Law Library is closed to foot traffic but staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone or email. Call 603-271-3777 or email lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us. 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. 

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: https://www.courts.state.nh.us/lawlibrary/Online_Borrower_Application_Form.pdf

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.

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 lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us 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: https://ctefile.nhecourt.us/login
  • 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: https://odypa.nhecourt.us/portal

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.