University of Auckland Library

Located in: The University of AucklandAddress: Princes Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandHours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Phone: +64 9-373 7599

Alumni library services

University alumni can continue to use the Library’s resources long after they graduate.

Discounted Library membership

To maintain access to the Library’s facilities and services, you’ll need to purchase an associate membership.

Alumni and University of Auckland Society members receive a 30% discount off the normal associate membership price.

Membership categories

There are three tiers of associate membership:

  1. Full membership with borrowing and electronic access
  2. Borrowing only
  3. Electronic access only

A detailed list of the resources and privileges available to each membership type can be found at the Library’s Categories of Associate Membership page. Compare membership options

Fees overview

Up-to-date pricing information, including the alumni discount, can be found at the Library’s Schedule of Fees page. All prices are inclusive of GST. View price list

How to apply

To become an associate member and take advantage of the alumni discount, visit the Library’s application and renewal section by clicking the button below.

You will be required to download and fill out an application form. Ensure you circle either “Alumni” or “Society membership card” under the Verification of Eligibility section, and provide proof of graduation or your Society membership card. Begin application process

Alternatively, you can contact the University of Auckland Library’s Lending and Enquiry Services Manager, Elizabeth Mackenzie:

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext. 88042

Alumni access to RefWorks

About RefWorks

RefWorks software allows you to create your own web-based database of references. You can enter references into your database yourself, or import them in from many of the databases available at the University.

How to maintain alumni access

All University of Auckland alumni can continue to use their account after they graduate.

Instead of logging in via the University of Auckland library website, you will need to go directly to the RefWorks website.

Your username and password will remain the same, however the University’s Group Code will be required to log in as an alumni. This Group Code was emailed to you when you first set up your RefWorks account.

Once you’ve logged in, you will need to update your RefWorks User profile to ‘Alumni’ Visit RefWorks site

No Group Code?

If you no longer have the email containing the University’s Group Code, please complete this short form with your former student ID number and we will resend the Code.

No RefWorks account?

If you do not have a RefWorks account, you can create one using the University’s Group Code. To obtain this code please complete the short form as per above, including your former student ID number.

Once you have the code, visit the RefWorks site and follow the prompts to create a new account. Be sure to set the “Type of User” field as “Alumni”.

Need more help?

For more detailed instructions on setting up a RefWorks as an alumni, download and read our Alumni Access Help Sheet.

Most frequently asked Questions

University of Auckland General Library

Qst: I am not a student can i enter?

Ans: Yes, however you probably cannot print/log onto a computer unless you ask the help desks

Qst : Any parking available?

Ans : Never any parking at the University other than after hours underneath the business school in Grafton Road.

Qst: I have a white card issued in 14. Will it be valid to borrow books. Thanks.

Ans: You still have access to the printers, but for borrowing books need to ask the library information desk. However, I think you can replace your white card with the blue campus card. Visit the uni website they have more details.

Qst: If you don’t go to uni and still in high school, are you allowed at the library?

Ans: Yeah you are allowed! Absolutely fine

Qst: I am not a student of UA, can I access the WiFi? Do I have to pay for it? Any rules or limitations? Thanks.

Ans: No WiFi access if you are not a student

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