Davis Law Library

Te Herenga Ture

The Davis Law Library supports the research, teaching and learning needs of the Faculty of Law, and the Department of Commercial Law within the Faculty of Business and Economics.


About the Library

The Davis Law Library is named after Professor A. G. Davis, who retired as Dean of the Law School in 1965. The Library was founded at the University in 1939 and has had several locations, including a move into the General Library building in 1969. It has been in its current Eden Crescent location since 1992.

​The Library houses the largest collection of legal texts, statutes and commentaries in Aotearoa. Students can access an extensive collection of specialist legal and general databases as well as e-journals and e-books via the Library network 24/7. Resources cover all areas of law, with emphasis on the major common law jurisdictions of Aotearoa, Australia, England, Canada and USA.

Students are free to use the private discussion rooms and study areas with computers and printer/copiers. Introductory tours of the Library and a range of library workshops are run during semesters.

To learn more about the collections of the Davis Law Library, including the Marylyn Mayo Rare Book Room, see Collections.

Contact information

Physical address
University of Auckland
13 - 15 Eden Crescent

Postal address
Davis Law Library
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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