Philson Library (Medical and Health Sciences) and Grafton Information Commons

Te Herenga Hauora

The Philson Library supports the research, teaching and learning needs of students and staff of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and the information needs of Te Toka Tumai Auckland staff.


About the Library

The Philson Library is named after Dr Thomas Moore Philson, who held a range of medical administrative posts in Auckland from 1858 to 1883. On his retirement, he was presented with a purse containing 270 sovereigns, which he donated to found a library for medical students in Auckland.

Resources provided cover the research, teaching and practice of medicine; biomedical sciences; nursing; optometry and vision sciences; pharmacy; health sciences and population health (including allied health, health administration and management, health education and promotion).

See also Philson Library (Medical and Health Sciences) Special Collections.

The Philson Library is the home of our Student Hub, Grafton Campus.

Contact information

Physical address
Building 503, Level 1
(entry via the Atrium, Building 505)
85 Park Rd

Postal address
Private Bag 92019
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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About the Information Commons

The Grafton Information Commons is located next to the Student Commons, opposite the Philson Library. 

Grafton Information Commons provides for student use:

Computers (software) 56
Express computers 5
Laptops (software) available from Philson Library helpdesk 25
Multi-function devices (MFDs) - copier/printer/scanner in-one 3 black and white
1 colour

Contact information

Physical address
Building 505, Level 1, Room 109,
85 Park Road,

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