The University Of Auckland 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 helpdesk 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 – Client Services staff are available at the helpdesk on Level G. You can also collect and return your Interlibrary Loan items at the helpdesk.

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

Library section of MyAuckland Uni

This page explains the Library section and how it works.

Library section overview

It contains four sections:

  • My library resources
  • My library account
  • My IT essentials
  • My bookings
My library resources

Search the library catalogue, and access library databases and subject guides.

My library account

See your library account details, including number of items on loan, overdue or ready to pick up, and any outstanding balances to pay.

My IT essentials

Access your copy and print balance, and learn about essential IT services.

My bookings

Book workshops and computers.

The University Of Auckland Library Hours


General Library

  • Open 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

Kate Edger Information Commons and IC Helpdesk

  • Open 7:00 AM-midnight
  • Monday – Friday 7:00 AM-midnight
  • Saturday – Sunday 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

Philson Library (Medical and Health Sciences)

  • Open 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sunday 12:00 PM-8:00 PM

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