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
- 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.