Eligibility for Library membership

The Library's membership conditions ensure that members have appropriate access to Library resources and services.


Who is eligible

The following groups may access the resources and services of the University Library, as detailed in Library Membership and Conditions of Access.

  • Current University of Auckland staff and students (including New Start and Foundation Studies students) are automatically entitled to library membership.
  • Associate Members (membership fees apply).
  • Associated groups (see below).

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Activating membership for groups with staff borrowing privileges

Staff usually receive their Campus Card (ID) and username and password as part of their appointment process. More details on this are available at What you need to get started.

The following groups activate their staff membership differently:

Honorary academic staff

  • Initiated by your department with Human Resources.

Staff with a University research grant or scholarship

  • Initiated by your department with Human Resources.

Retired University of Auckland staff members

  • Your borrowing privileges are automatically retained.
  • Contact Library Lending Services to activate access to electronic resources.
  • Membership is not automatically available to staff members who have resigned or taken redundancy from the University. You may apply for Associate Membership.

UniServices staff

  • Initiated by UniServices Human Resources.

Academics visiting from another University

  • Liaise with your relevant head of department or their delegate to get access to Library resources.
  • If you are visiting the University in any other capacity, such as an Honorary or any other type of staff appointment, the head of department should make an application to Human Resources.

Members of the Council of the University of Auckland, the Vice Chancellor’s Community Advisory Group, lay members of the Council Ethics Committees, and the Sargeson Literary Fellow

Contract staff

  • Liaise with your department hiring manager.

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Activating membership for groups with student borrowing privileges

Students usually receive their Campus Card (ID) and username and password as part of the enrolment process. More details on this are available at What you need to get started. The following groups activate their student membership differently:

Intending research masters and doctoral candidates

PhD students no longer enrolled who are completing oral exams

  • Library access continues for six months after your last class end date. To extend access beyond this, contact the Graduate Centre.

Students visiting from another University with whom the University of Auckland has an exchange agreement

  • Visiting students who have not automatically received library access as part of enrolment should arrange this via their relevant head of department. Liaise with your relevant head of department or their delegate to get access to library resources.
  • If this is not an option, you will need to become a Library Associate Member (membership conditions apply).

Students with a University research grant or scholarship

  • Initiated by your department with Human Resources.

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Library access for members of the public including alumni

Members of the public are welcome to visit University of Auckland libraries. They will normally have access to the following, providing their use does not prevent University of Auckland students or staff from accessing the same resources and services:

  • In-library use of material in open-access collections.
  • Some items held in closed access, e.g., Special Collections, Off-Campus Storage. These may be viewed upon surrendering some form of personal identification.
  • Requests for Off-Campus Storage material must be made at the General Library Lending Desk. Please note that it takes 2-3 working days for items to be retrieved.
  • Photocopying is available with the purchase of a photocopy card from the IC Helpdesk in the Information Commons on campus.

Access to the library electronic resources, other than the Catalogue, is not generally available.

Members of the public may apply to become a Library Associate Member if they are interested in obtaining wider library privileges (conditions apply). Note that alumni receive a significant discount on the fees payable. View the University of Auckland benefits and services for alumni.

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Contact

To discuss queries regarding library membership, contact the Lending, Interloan and Enquiry Services Manager or:

Lending Services
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88043
Email: lending.library@auckland.ac.nz

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