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The John W. King New Hampshire Law Library collects primary and secondary sources in American law with a focus on New Hampshire and New England legal materials. The library has a wide collection of federal and state statutes and case reports in print and online formats. Secondary sources include treatises and monographs from admiralty to zoning law, as well as legal and general reference tools.

New Hampshire Collection

The library's comprehensive collection of New Hampshire legal materials includes current and retrospective session laws, statutes, house and senate journals, bills, journals of constitutional conventions, administrative regulations, judicial decisions, court rules, governor's executive orders, and attorney general opinions. The collection also includes over 1200 current and retrospective continuing legal education manuals, as well as current and retrospective New Hampshire treatises.

Research Databases

Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, and HeinOnline are available for free on the law library's public access computers.

Special Collections

  • Manuscripts - The library's collection of 18th century legal manuscripts is currently being indexed and is available for use by appointment only.
  • Docket Books - This is a collection of historic New Hampshire docket books used by former Justices, court clerks, and attorneys. The docket books range from 1794 through 1977. Many docket books are handwritten and contain annotations; some are preprinted dockets without any markings. Because many of these books are in fragile condition, access is by appointment only.

Depository Collections

The law library is a state depository library and a selective federal depository library and maintains collections of law-related state and federal documents in print, microfiche, and online.

For additional information

Online Catalog (search for books, journals, government documents and other items available in the Law Library's collection)