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.

All campuses will remain closed to the public at alert level 2, but students and staff are welcome. Current Community Borrower members are deemed students for access on to campus. Please read our key information about how we're operating at the current alert level including access to campus.

Visitors

You are welcome to come in and visit any of our libraries and view items from our open collections subject to Covid-19 alert level conditions. Please read our key information about how we're operating at the current alert level including access to campus. 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.