General Library

Te Herenga Mātauranga Whānui

The General Library supports the research, teaching and learning programmes of the faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering and Science.

 

About the Library

The General Library is the largest library in the University Library system, and houses a number of notable collections. The New Zealand and Pacific and Mātauranga Māori research collections are located adjacent to the Library’s Special Collections on Level G, providing convenient access to quality resources with a strong New Zealand and Pacific focus. There is a similar regional emphasis in the Map and Aerial Photograph Collection on Level M. The Audiovisual Collection is available from the lending desk and specialist viewing equipment is on Level G. The Asian Languages Collection on Level 3 focuses on the literature, history, language, philosophy and religions of China, Japan and Korea, in the languages of these countries. The Paterson Collection is a closed collection of books on classics and Biblical studies. Material can be requested at Special Collections. Read more about General Library collections in Collections.

Staff and students can borrow and return books using the self-issue machine and the automated services – Lending and Enquiry Services staff are available on Level G to help. When you need in-depth help with research, teaching or learning enquiries, contact our Subject Librarians. You can also collect and return your Interlibrary Loan items at the Lending and Enquiry Services desks on Level G.

Access to the University's wireless network is available on all levels of the General Library. View Floor plans for details of coverage.

'How to borrow from General Library' video
Find out how to borrow from the General Library, including using our self-issue machines.


 

'Enquiry desk staff on Level G' video
Find out how Enquiry Desk staff on Level G can help you get started in using the Library.