General Library

Te Herenga Mātauranga Whānui

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


About the Library

The General Library is the largest library in the University Library system. The physical collections in the General Library support teaching, learning and research for the Business School, Faculties of Arts, Creative Arts and Industries, Engineering and Science.

Our cultural collections are housed primarily in the General Library, including the Archive of Māori and Pacific Sound on Level 3. The Pacific and Mātauranga Māori research collections are on Levels 3 and 4. Special Collections, located on Level G, is the largest repository of special collections on campus, and includes the Western Pacific Archives and extensive print collections of New Zealand and Pacific material. Read more about General Library Special Collections and access. Audiovisual materials are available from the Help Desk on Level G.

Staff and students can borrow and return books using the Self Issue machines and the automated services – for any questions staff are available at the Help Desk on Level G. Interlibrary Loan items are available for collection from the Help Desk on Level G.

Access to the University's wireless network is available on all levels of the General Library.

The General Library is the home of our Student Hub, City Campus.

Contact information

Physical address
Building 109
5 Alfred Street

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

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