Te Rūma Pānui Antarctic a S.T. Lee

S.T. Lee Antarctic Reading Room

The Kelburn Library’s S.T. Lee Antarctic Reading Room is a collaboration between the library and Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre.

The S.T. Lee Reading Room is an Antarctic-themed reading room at the southern end of Level 5 of the Library, designed to showcase unique identity of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, its significant work and contributions to the University’s teaching and research excellence.

The room was funded by Dr Lee Seng Tee, a Singapore philanthropist. The room highlights the significance of Antarctica to New Zealand for Library users. When not in use for functions and seminars, the room is available for quiet individual study.

The room features a display of items from the Colin Bull polar collection.