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Special Collections items can only be consulted in the J.C. Beaglehole reading room.

Special Collections items can only be consulted in the J.C. Beaglehole reading room on Level 4 of the Rankine Brown Library building at Kelburn. The reading room is open 10 am–4.30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

For staff and students at the University, access to our published material is made via Te Waharoa using the request option. Please note this is a ‘last resort’ collection, so if there are other copies available, we will direct you to those in the first instance.

Access to the unpublished material can be requested by emailing us or by visiting to discuss what it is you’d like to consult.

For others, please contact us  by email or phone us if you need to consult something from our collections.