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Law Library

Library, student and staff member.

The Robert Stout Law Library is situated on floors 6-9 of the Richardson Building and provides an outstanding physical and online resource for law students, academic staff and practitioners.

It contains more than 80,000 volumes, including primary legal materials from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. The library subscribes to more than 70,000 e-journals and databases.

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Technology and study space

The Law Library’s study space occupies 4 floors and can seat 277 people. Its facilities include a quiet reading room, seminar room, computer lab, wireless Internet and group study rooms equipped with large plasma screens. There are also printing, photocopying and scanning facilities and an inter-library loan service.

Online resources

Online legal resources can be accessed via the Law Library Subject Guide. This guide also provides assistance in research strategies, and finding and managing references.

The library subscribes to more than 70,000 e-journals and databases, including WestLaw, Lexis.com, HeinOnline, LegalTrac, and New Zealand resources from Brookers, CCH and LexisNexis NZ. Key law e-book collections include Making of Modern Law, UK Treatises and historical works in HeinOnline Legal classics.

The library produces an Unreported Judgment Index, which supplements the subscribed resources and is a reflection of the teaching and research interests of the Faculty since the late 1970s.

The New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII) is another online resource widely used by staff and students. It provides free access to legal resources in New Zealand.