Our Collections

A wide range of formats are collected and shelved within the general and focussed collections. The catalogue location information will tell you where to find specific items in our libraries.

Art Collections

Collection Information

Selecting Items for the Collections

The selection and deselection for all Library Collections is guided by the Collection Policy and carried out by Academic Liaison Librarians, and the Law and New Zealand Collection Librarians in consultation with academic staff. Academics can also track their item requests - see Request Material for Purchase for more information.

Collection Assessment

Collections are assessed regularly and material that is no longer relevant to the University's teaching or research is withdrawn; low use items are placed in storage. Items in Storage can be requested via Library Search and are usually available the next business day.

New and Recently Received Items

Lists of new items organised by department and type can be found on the Resource Lists and Indexes page. Ebooks are not included in these lists but can be found using Library Search or see Guide to Ebooks.

Items not held by the Library

If we do not hold the resources that you need you can request items from other Libraries via Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.