Community borrowers and visitors

Visitors are welcome to use Library collections and spaces. We also offer a “community borrower” membership, allowing you to borrow from most of our collection.

Community borrowers

If you are not eligible for alumni membership or University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) access, you can apply for Community Borrower membership ($50 fee applies, per person, per annum) which enables you to borrow print books, audio-visuals, and journals. These applications are considered on a case by case basis according to research needs and current demand on Library resouces from University students and academics.

You are welcome to come in and visit any of our libraries and view items from our open collections. Should you wish to search our online collections, you can do this from any Library discovery station (computer terminal). If you have your own device (e.g. laptop or tablet) you can also login to the University’s wireless network, using guest access.

Please note that community borrowers are unable to borrow course reserve 2-hour or 3-day loan items.

Download the community borrower application form pdf. Please email your completed application to library@vuw.ac.nz.

Visitors

You are welcome to come in and visit any of our libraries and view items from our open collections. Should you wish to search our online collections, you can do this from any Library discovery station (computer terminal). If you have your own device (e.g. laptop or tablet) you can also login to the University’s wireless network, using guest access.