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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. 

Our specialised collection covers education from 1934 

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 other libraries. Our ability to provide a service to you will be affected by our commitment to major inhouse research projects. There can be a 2-3 week turnaround time. We will discuss this with you when we get your enquiry and will contact you if there is any change.