Philson Library (Medical and Health Sciences)

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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 Auckland District Health Board 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.

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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