Kelburn Library accessibility
Lifts and accessibility
The Rankine Brown lifts will be unavailable for some time. We encourage students, who are able to, to access the library’s physical resources by using the stairs.
We have developed a plan to ensure staff and students with disabilities, or those unable to use the stairs for any reason, will still have access to the Library’s physical resources.
For the period Friday 13 October till Friday 17 November we will also be operating a retrieval service for books held on Level 0, as this floor will be closed to prepare for construction work.
If you are unable to use the stairs and need a library resource please see staff at Victoria Info Ihonui for help
- Weekdays until 6.00pm, Victoria Info Ihonui on Level 1
- Weekends until 3.00pm and between 6.00pm-8.00pm on weekdays, Victoria Info Ihonui on Level 2 (access via Hub lift)
- Retrieval service not available during 8.00pm-midnight weekdays and 3.00pm-10.00pm weekends
- Phone: 0800 LIB CALL (0800 542 2255)
- You can use this form to request items you are not able to collect from the shelves at the Kelburn Library.
Items will be available to collect from the Glass Room (level 2) at the following times:
- Monday to Friday: 10am, 1pm & 4pm
- Saturday & Sunday: 11am
Requests need to made no later than 30 minutes before the next collection time. Requests placed after hours will be available for collection at 10am the following day (Mon-Fri) and 11am weekends.
Kelburn Access Suite
The Access Suite is on Level 1 of the library. It is a quiet place to rest and study for students with temporary or ongoing disabilities and provides computers and a range of adaptive technology and equipment. Access is granted by registering with Disability Services, contact: email@example.com 04 463 6070.
After-hours exit from Level 1
The Level 1 doors are closed from 6pm weekdays and on weekends and public holidays. If you are unable to leave the Library via level 2, please phone 0800 LIB CALL (0800 5422255) between 6pm and 8pm, or call Security on the red phone near the door at any other time.
Computers and printers
Are available on level 1.
Information on printing is available here.
Access to J.C. Beaglehole Room
To facilitate access please contact: JCBeaglehole-Room@vuw.ac.nz, 04 463 5681
Subject Librarian contact details are available.
Assistance with making requests is available at Victoria Info Ihonui.
AV viewing facilities
Room RB110 is available for booking to view AV resources (DVD, Bluray, VHS). Please ask at Victoria Info Ihonui level 1 for the room to be unlocked.
AV collections are available in the glass room on level 2.