Victoria University Of Wellington Kelburn Library

The Kelburn Library supports study, teaching and research, offers a range of study spaces and houses most of our physical collection.

Facilities and services

  • The Library service point (Info Ihonui) is located at the Level 2 entrance of the Rankine Brown building. Ask here if you need assistance locating items or using the collection and spaces.
  • Green zones for group work and conversations are Levels 1, 2, and 3. Blue zones for quiet individual study are on L3 (Reading room) and levels 4, 5, and 6.
  • Six bookable study rooms are available on Level 1 of the Hub. There are also three bookable study rooms located on each of Levels 5 and 6.
  • The Glass Room is located at the north-west end of Level 2 of the Library holding the Library’s audiovisual and course reserves collections
  • Laptops, calculators, staplers, and multiplugs are available for borrowing from Info Ihonui, Level 2.
  • 0800 LIB CALL: If you need help finding items in the Kelburn Library you can call or text the Library 0800 number. Library staff can help you find a book, respond to noise complaints and help you to navigate the library. Phone: 0800 LIBCALL (0800 5422255) or text 027 542 7279

Audio Visual facilities

Room RB110 is available for booking to view AV resources (DVD, Bluray, VHS). Please ask at Info Ihonui Level 2 for the room to be unlocked.

AV collections are available in the Glass Room on Level 2.

Kelburn Library tours

To help you find your way around the Kelburn Library we offer regularly scheduled Library tours at the start of Trimester 1.

Come along on a 20-minute tour and learn about Kelburn Library spaces, services, and the resources we can offer to support your study and research.

We are happy to arrange tours at any time. Ask the staff at Info Ihonui or get in touch with the Library by email or phone.

Te Taratara ā Kae and Wan Solwara

Te Taratara ā Kae holds the Māori and indigenous collection in the Kelburn Library and Wan Solwara houses the Pasifika collection.

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.

Info Ihonui

Info Ihonui is the place to go at Kelburn campus to get information. You can speak to Library staff about using the Library.

Kelburn Library accessibility

Accessibiliy at Kelburn Library for students and staff.

Contact the Library

You are welcome to come and talk to us in person at any of our libraries, or you can reach us by phone or email.

All enquiries

The centralised Library phone is answered during Kelburn opening hours. Campus and team phones may go to voicemail at busy periods or outside core operating hours.

General enquiries received via email are responded to within one working day during core weekday hours (8.30 am–5 pm).

Service centres

Library staff can be consulted at the service centres of each of the libraries during service hours. The service centre at Kelburn Library is an Info Ihonui, located on Level 2.