Facilities and resources

Our faculty has the resources to support your studies. The Davis Law Library has the largest collection of legal literature in New Zealand, and is well stocked with computers. We also have wireless network access for laptops.

Bell Gully Computer Laboratory

Bell Gully

The Bell Gully Computer Laboratory is a training facility within the Davis Law Library, comprising 15 computers, data projector, video and sound equipment.  This facility provides the Davis Law Library with the means to ensure that all law students are able to acquire the requisite skills for effective legal research.  Davis Law Library staff offer an extensive range of courses year round for students wishing to improve their electronic research skills.  Group tutorials are provided for generic law databases, with individual tuition provided for the more specialist databases. Crossdisciplinary database training is also available.  Students are welcome to use the laboratory for research whenever it is not required for training.


Computers and study space

A student computer lab and general computer facilities are available in the Davis Law Library. These can be used for internet access as well as word processing and legal database access.

There are also 42 study workspaces on Level 4 of Building 810 (1-11 Short Street).


Computer training

The Davis Law Library staff provide computer training for undergraduate students at the beginning of each semester.


Information Technology

The Faculty of Law utilises information technology extensively to support continuous improvement in administration, teaching, and learning. Specialist IT services provide postgraduate students with access to a growing wealth of legal research-related information. Computing facilities are provided in our supervised computer lab of 28 computers housed within the Davis Law Library. This includes Wireless Network access for laptops. There are also computers dedicated to the use of postgraduate students in the Davis Law Library and the Postgraduate Common Room. Access is provided to a range of New Zealand and international databases, and word-processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and web-browsing software. The University provides all postgraduate students with email accounts and access to the internet and laser printing facilities.

For assistance or to report issues contact AskIT at the IT SServicedesk
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85100
Email: askit@auckland.ac.nz



International Students Adviser

International students are encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns about student life in New Zealand with the International Students Adviser, Angela Vaai.

Email: a.vaai@auckland.ac.nz


Online learning management system - CANVAS

Access to the University's online learning management system is provided. This provides access to course notes, discussion groups, and class announcements.


Parenting Room

The Parenting Room is available for use by students with children aged under two years. The space, located opposite Northey Lecture Theatre next to the sick bay, features a private space for breast or bottle-feeding and for nappy changes.

The room is accessible with a key obtained from Room 310, Level 3, Building 801 and is designed to be a quiet space for students to be with their young children. The room features a cot, change table, nappy disposal unit, microwave, refrigerator and kitchenette - along with a soft light for sleeping.

Hours are 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

To request access to the room or for more information email lawfacilities@auckland.ac.nz


Students' Common Room

A common room (Building 801, level 2) is provided for students and is an ideal place for students to meet, discuss classes, and make social arrangements. A student café, coffee bar and vending machines offer light meals and drinks.


Student Learning Services

Student Learning Services

The Student Learning Services unit provides professional development for all University of Auckland students. The centre facilitates the acquisition of effective academic learning and performance skills in students, and helps those who encounter difficulties in their studies. Academic tutors teach process skills that are crucial to academic success. The centre's programmes cater for the learning needs of all students from first-year undergraduates to postgraduates.

Visit the Student Learning Centre website


The Davis Law Library


The Davis Law Library, one of 14 libraries comprising The University of Auckland Library system, is the largest law library in New Zealand with a collection of approximately 130,000 printed volumes and 29,200 microforms. Whilst the focus of the collection is on the five principal Common Law jurisdictions: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States of America, materials from other jurisdictions are also available. Electronic services feature strongly in the Davis Law Library and access is provided to some 800 bibliographic databases networked to members of the University both on and off campus, plus other specialist legal databases accessible only within the library system. An extensive collection of over 87,000 e-journals and 343,000  electronic books are also available.

Opening Times

The Davis Law Library is open seven days during semester time. Further information on opening hours, contact details and services are accessible via the library's home page at: http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/subject-guides/law/home.htm

Student Facilities and Training

Major legal databases currently available include:
• LexisNexis
• Westlaw.com
• Brookers Online
• HeinOnline

A subject librarian service is available to students. Research consultations, research assistance and current awareness services form part of the subject librarian service.

Students enrolled at The University of Auckland have access to the following range of services:
• Print, audio-visual and microform collections
• Borrowing facilities
• Library web pages and electronic resources (in libraries, at other campus locations and off-campus via the authorised dial-in facilities)
• Information services
• Intercampus Library Delivery Service (ICLDS)
• Interlibrary loan and document delivery services
• Study and group discussion facilities
• Photocopying and computer printing facilities.

Separate study and computer facilities are provided for postgraduate students.

Address and Contact Details
Library Manager: Stephanie Carr
Location: Building 802, 13-15 Eden Crescent

 General Enquiries: Tel: 09 373 7519 Email: davis@auckland.ac.nz

Visit the Davis Law Library website



Wireless access for laptops and mobile devices

The Law School has a wireless network — part of a campus-wide network, so that students working with laptops in and adjacent to the library will have internet access.

For further information see http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/cs-wireless-network/