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Who can access the physical collection?

To borrow Library materials, you need to be:

  • a teacher, or
  • a postgraduate researcher in education.

If you don't fall into these categories, you can still borrow our materials on Interlibrary Loan via your institutional or local public library. 

Ours is a specialised collection in education covering 1934 to the present day

The strengths of the NZCER library collection are in:

  • early childhood
  • families
  • assessment
  • educational planning
  • management and reform
  • Māori and Pacific Island education
  • Māori language
  • schools and their effectiveness
  • educational practice
  • vocational and tertiary education

We are open:

  • by appointment only
  • between 9am and 5pm, work days
  • for reference only.

Please note, our first duty is to our staff.

The NZCER Library has a national role in offering a "last resort" service to teachers and postgraduate educational researchers, if they are unable to source material from their own libraries. However, at times our ability to provide a service to you will be affected by our prior commitment to major inhouse research projects. There can be a 2-3 week turnaround time. We will discuss this with you upon receipt of your enquiry and will contact you if there is any change.