Strategic overview and policies

Browse key Library documents and policies including the Statute, Strategic Plan, and copyright, open access, collection management and censorship policies.

Browse key strategic and policy documents that govern the Library.

Strategic overview

Statute

The Library Statute is the official University document governing the Library.

Strategic plan

Browse the strategic priorities for the Library including our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi through Te Rautaki Maori (Maori strategic plan).

Policies

Collection management and development policy

The Collection Management and Development Policy sets out the overarching principles and general framework which inform strategies related to the Library’s collections.

Collection donation policy

The Collection Donation Policy describes how the Library manages donations of published and unpublished works.

When using the Library's collections, and especially when making copies of information within them, you have obligations under New Zealand copyright law which you must respect. This applies to photocopies you make from books and print journals, but also to material you print from online resources.

Detailed information on copyright is available on the University’s copyright web page.

Open access policy

Victoria University of Wellington encourages researchers to make their work openly available. An Open Access Policy is in draft and will be available on this page when it has been approved.

The Library and Research Office are currently jointly implementing Figshare as an institutional repository. Figshare will be the University’s platform for sharing the research outputs of our researchers.

Censorship and ratings policy

The Library collects a wide range of resources to support your learning, teaching and research. These are subject to New Zealand censorship and ratings laws.

Find detailed information on the Censorship and ratings policy web page.