Parkyn Library


The Library, named after George Parkyn, a mentor to the late Greg Whitecliffe, provides a welcoming student centred environment. The library has a range of services and resources to help you with your learning, research and teaching needs. Helpful staff are available for assistance with course assignments.

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Information resources and services

Books: Over 6000 specialised art, design & fashion books.

Journals: Over 50 subscriptions covering art & design related topics.

Te Puna Directory of books and journals in libraries throughout New Zealand.

Computers for research or typing an assignment.

DVD, video and scanning facilities.


If you wish to give us feedback on the Library services and staff, and add your input on how we can improve resources and services for you, please write an email to Jacquie Phipps, Academic Registrar at

Library Staff

Research services Personal assistance for all students and staff.

Erich Ranfft - Contact Us

Mandy Scott -

Justine Giles - Contact Us

Telephone: +64 9 302 7374

Monday - Friday: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm