Library Services at Alert Level 1

At Alert Level 1 most of our key services are back up and running, however there are a few key things you need to know.

Library Spaces

The following opening hours are effective from Wednesday 10 June 2020:

The Kelburn campus library will be open Monday–Friday 8.00am–midnight.
Te Aro and Pipitea campus libraries will be open Monday–Friday 8.00am–midnight.
All libraries open 10am–10pm Saturday and Sunday.


Computers and printing services are available for your use, and Group Study rooms are available to book.

Needing to Talk to a Librarian

Contact us via email at library@vuw.ac.nz or your subject librarian directly

Library staff will be floating around so please do ask if you require any assistance

Library Books and Services

You can still continue to access our extensive digital collection for your research and assignment needs.

If you have a book you are welcome to return it to us. No rush on this though, just when you can.

We have resumed book purchasing. Please note that there may be shipping delays from our suppliers

Full Interloan services between New Zealand libraries is currently available.

Please note:

  • Books may take longer than usual to arrive due to mail delays
  • International requests are currently limited to scanned journal articles and chapters only

The Click & Collect service will cease on Monday 15 June.

If your books are at another campus, you can get them delivered to your campus library using the Intersite Delivery Service

If you are currently living outside of the Wellington region, we can courier your books to you. If you are not a registered distance student, please email lending-distance@vuw.ac.nz with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your ID number
  • Your postal address including post code

and then the details of the item you would like:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Call number
  • Edition (if applicable)

Thesis Deposit

This will continue to be online thesis deposit only.

If you have any questions, or require any assistance please email us at library@vuw.ac.nz