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 Tuesday 22 September 2020:

  • All libraries (at Kelburn, Pipitea and Te Aro campuses) open Monday–Friday 8.00 am–midnight.
    (Service Points staffed 8.00am to 8.00pm).
  • All libraries open Saturday and Sunday 10 am–10 pm.
    (Service Points staffed 10.00am to 3.00pm)


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

Library services are back to normal, however please note book purchasing and interloan services may be impacted by international shipping delays.

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