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Philson Library services at Red Level
22 September 2021

All our libraries including Philson Library are open to University of Auckland students, staff, and associate members, adhering to the appropriate health measures. The main entrance to the Faculty of Medical and Health Science building will remain closed at the Red Level from Friday 3 December. If you do not have authorised swipe card access, phone the Philson Library helpdesk on arrival - further instructions will be at the building's entrance.

Philson Library opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm through until 3pm Thursday 23 December.

Click and Collect

The Click and Collect service will continue. 

  • Request the books you need using the Request form
  • A current Library Associate Membership is required
  • You may request available books from all campuses 
  • Requests for books already on loan (recalls) are not available
  • Find out more about requesting books
  • If you need to remain isolated for health reasons, let us know, and we can courier books to you.
  • We will email you when your book is ready to collect
  • The Philson Library collection point is outside the side door entrance at the front of the main Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences building

Visiting the library

  • Please check our current opening hours before arriving
  • You will need to phone the Philson Library helpdesk on arrival - further instructions will be at the building's entrance
  • Bring your University of Auckland Campus Card to collect your request
  • While on campus, wear a face mask and maintain physical distancing
  • Use the Government’s NZ COVID Tracer app to keep a personal track of your movements
  • From Friday 3 December at Red Level:

Returning your books

  • You may return books that you have borrowed.
  • No fines will be charged if you cannot return books, except for short loan items where normal fines apply.

Document Delivery 

If you require assistance or have any questions, Ask us.


Philson Library Queen’s Birthday hours
13 May 2021
Queen’s Birthday   Monday 7 June 2021   Open 9am-5pm 

On Tuesday, 8 June 2021, standard hours resume.

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Philson Library Anzac Day hours
8 April 2021

Article and book chapter requests will not be processed while the Library is closed.

Sunday, 25 April 2021 Closed
Monday, 26 April 2021 Closed

On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, standard hours resume.

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Philson Library Easter Hours
26 March 2021

Articles and book chapter requests will not be processed while the Library is closed.

Good Friday, 2 April 2021 Closed
Saturday, 3 April 2021 Closed
Easter Sunday, 4 April 2021   Closed
Easter Monday, 5 April 2021 Closed
Tuesday, 6 April 2021   Open reduced hours, 9am-5pm

On Wednesday, 7 April 2021, normal hours resume.

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Philson Library services at Alert Level 2
18 February 2021

The Philson Library is currently open our standard hours.

Borrowing and Requesting
Our popular click and collect service will continue. ADHB Associate Members may request books held at any of our libraries and collect them from your library of choice. 

  • We will email you when your item is available to collect.
  • Delivery is also available for Greenlane and community sites.  
  • Find out how to request a book.

Articles and book chapters may be requested using the ADHB Library Links Request form.

  • Please enter one item only per request. 

Visiting Campus  
Bring your Campus Card to collect your requests, borrow books, and use study spaces.

  • If you do not have a Campus Card please ensure you have your ADHB ID card with you. 
  • When on campus, we encourage physical distancing and request that you follow all posted signage, and advice to wear a mask and wash hands regularly. 
  • If you are unwell, please stay at home. 
  • Please use the NZ COVID Tracer app and ensure bluetooth is turned on in the app.

If you have any questions please email adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz 
We look forward to welcoming you back!
 


Philson Library services at Alert Level 3
16 February 2021

The Philson Library is currently closed.

From Monday 1 March  2021, the Philson Library will be operating as a collection point only for our click and collect service, weekdays 9am-5pm

  • You can request the books that you need through the Request form.
  • We will notify you when they are ready to collect.
  • ​To collect requested items from the Philson Library please bring your University of Auckland Campus Card with you and a mobile phone to check-in with the Covid Tracer App.  On arrival at the main Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences building, you will need to call the Library lending desk for access. Further instructions will be outlined at the building’s entrance.

You can continue to Request an article or Ask us a question during Alert Level 3.


Philson Library public holiday closures
27 January 2021

The Philson Library will be closed on the following public holidays:

Auckland Anniversary Day    Monday, 1 Feb 2021  Closed
Waitangi Day  Saturday, 6 Feb 2021  Closed
Waitangi Monday    Monday, 8 Feb 2021  Closed

Article and book requests, literature searches, and research consultations will be unavailable while the Library is closed.


Changes to Philson Library hours and services over Christmas and New Year
10 December 2020

    Opening and closing hours

    • Wed 23 December 2020 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Thurs 24 December 2020 to Mon 4 Jan 2021 - CLOSED
    • Tues 5 January 2021 -  normal hours resume

    Services

    • Article and book requests, Literature searches and Research Consultations are unavailable from 3pm Wed 23 December to Mon 4 January

    ADHB E-Resources announcement #3
    23 November 2020

    We are excited to release the new ADHB E-resources catalogue on the ADHB Library Links website. We’ve also made changes to the homepage to support the new search and browse options. 

    Use the new ADHB E-resources links on the homepage to: 

    • Easily find ADHB online resources including the full-text of articles and chapters within ADHB e-journals and books.  
    • Sign-in to view your library account and save items and searches with library membership

    Some University e-resources may still show in the ADHB E-resources catalogue. These will disappear once we complete the transfer process.

    You will still be able to find the University of Auckland e-resources and print books in the separate University of Auckland Catalogue, including books in the Philson library. You may also request what you need if you can’t access it via the catalogue. 

    We welcome feedback on the new design or any issues, please email adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz.

    See also:

    ADHB E-resources announcement #2

    ADHB E-resources announcement #1


    ADHB E-Resources announcement #2 
    28 October 2020
    We are pleased to announce that from 9 November we will enter a two-week changeover/ transition period with the ADHB e-resources project. Over this time, we will gradually transfer the ADHB resources into the new ADHB e-resources search interface.  

    As this happens ADHB e-journals and e-books will transfer out of the current Catalogue available on the Library Links homepage.  

    If you can’t find what you are looking for in the Catalogue during this period, you can search the ADHB E-journals list and the ADHB E-books collections. If you are unable to find what you need you can request it.   
    The new interface will be available in the week of 23 November. We will still be adding ADHB e-resources and removing University of Auckland content, but you can start getting familiar with the new search function. We expect the changeover process to be complete by the week of 30 November.   
      
    The new E-resources interface means you can easily find ADHB online resources including the full-text of articles and chapters within ADHB e-journals and books.  
      
    Keep an eye out for more announcements on Library Links about the features of the new ADHB E-resources interface.  

    If you have any questions or feedback, please email adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz.  
      
    See also: ADHB E-Resources announcement #1


    Library Services under Alert Level 1
    8 October 2020

    The Philson Library is back to normal hours. You are welcome to browse and borrow items and use Library computers, printers, and study spaces. Our helpdesks are open and our friendly staff are available to support you with any questions that you may have.

    Borrowing and Requesting

    Our popular click and collect service will continue. ADHB Associate Members may request books held at any of our libraries and collect them from your library of choice. We will email you when your item is available to collect. Delivery is also available for Greenlane and community sites.  Find out how to request a book.

    Digitisation of journal articles or part of a book may be requested using the Request form on ADHBLibrary Links. Please enter one item only per request.  

    Visiting Campus  

    Bring your Campus Card to collect your requests, borrow books, and use study spaces. If you do not have a Campus Card please ensure you have your ADHB ID card with you. 

    We recommend you use the Government’s NZ COVID Tracer app to keep a personal track of your movements.  

    Returning books and fines  

    To help with making library books available to everyone again, we encourage you to return them by their due date. If someone requests a book that you have on loan, you’ll need to return it earlier.

    Normal overdue fines are currently being charged. 

    Keep an eye on My Library account for an overview of your loans and requests.

    If you have any questions email adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz  
    We look forward to welcoming you back! 


    ADHB E-Resources announcement #1
    30 September 2020

    Change is rapid in the e-publishing world and the Library is committed to exploring how best to supply a catalogue of e-resources to ADHB staff.  

    We are excited to announce that from late November ADHB e-resources will be available in a new interface, accessed from ADHB Library Links. The new interface will enable you to easily search and browse online resources paid for by ADHB, especially the full text of e-journals and e-books.  

    You will continue to have access to the University of Auckland Catalogue, which includes the print books and journals held in the Philson Library.  

    We will keep you posted about the switch-over to the new interface as we get closer to this exciting launch.  If you have any questions, please email adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz.  


    Philson Library services at Alert Level 2  
    28 August 2020

    The Philson Library is back to normal hours. You are welcome to browse items, utilise the helpdesk, and study spaces. 

      

    Click and Collect  

    Our popular click and collect service will continue. ADHB Associate Members may request books held at any of our libraries and collect them from your library of choice. We will email you when your item is available to collect.  

      

    Visiting Campus  

    • Bring your Campus Card to collect your request and use study spaces. If you do not have a Campus Card please ensure you have your ADHB ID card with you. 
    • While on campus, we encourage you to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing.  

      

    Returning books and fines  

    You may return books that you have borrowed. No fines will be charged if you cannot return books, except for short loan items where normal fines apply.   

      

    Borrowing and Requesting       

    • You can request items from all campuses.  
    • You can borrow up to 100 books.  
    • Digitisation of journal articles or part of a book may be requested using the Request form on Library Links. Enter one item only per request.  
    • Requests for items already on loan (recalls) are not available.  
    • If you need to remain isolated for health reasons, we can courier books to you.  

      

    If you have any questions email adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz  

    We look forward to welcoming you back! 

     


    Library services at Alert Level 3
    19 August 2020

    The Philson Library is currently closed
    Please hold on to any books that you have on loan. The Library will not be charging overdue fines during lockdown.

    Consultations, literature searches and research support
    We are continuing to provide research services online. To request a literature search or ask a general question please complete the online form.

    Click and Collect service

    • Click and collect is available to ADHB Library Associate Members who have a Campus (Library) ID Card. If your Membership has lapsed, you may renew your membership online. 
    • You can request books held at any of our libraries, including Philson Library, and collect them from the General Library at 5 Alfred St.
    • Please note that it will not be possible to return or collect books from the Philson Library at this stage.
    • To request an article, chapter, or book please submit your request via ADHB Library Links form. See below for contactless pick up instructions.
    • If you need to remain isolated for health reasons and are unable to collect requested books from the General Library, we can courier books to you. We continue to deliver books to Greenlane Hospital and community sites.

     Collecting your requests from the General Library

    • We will email you when your item is available to collect.
    • The collection point for all requests in Auckland is the General Library, which is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
    • Bring your Campus (library) ID Card to collect your request.
    • While on campus, wear a face mask and maintain physical distancing.
    • Please register your attendance using the University’s attendance recording app: Check-IN.
    • We recommend you also use the Government’s NZ COVID Tracer app to keep a personal track of your movements.

    If you have any questions please contact: philson.iclds@auckland.ac.nz


    Philson Library is open again
    8 June 2020
    • The Philson Library is now open 7 days
      The Philson Library is now open for our standard opening hours again:

      Monday to Thursday: 8am-10pm
      Friday: 8am-8pm
      Saturday: 10am-6pm
      Sunday: 12pm-8pm

      Borrowing services have resumed and the ADHB study room and computers are now available.

    • Books on loan
      You can now return items to the Philson Library. Any fines accrued during lockdown will be waived.
    • Requests
      You can continue to request electronic and print articles, as well as books and chapters.
      Request an article or book.
    • Research consultations with an Adviser and Literature search services are available 
      Consultations are available via Zoom. Submit your requests using Ask a Librarian
    • There is a wealth of online material available for both patient care and project work ongoing, within databases, e-journals and e-books. Offsite/home access is available with an ADHB Library Associate Membership – Electronic Access. You can apply via email.
      Read more about membership and how to apply.

     Any queries, please contact library staff on +64 9 923 5532 or email adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz
     


    Philson Library services under Alert Level 2
    24 March 2020
    • The Philson Library remains closed, however research support is available. For queries contact us using Ask a Librarian.
    • Books on loan
      Please hold on to any books that you have on loan. Any fines accrued during lockdown will be waived.
    • Article and chapter requests
      Both electronic and print articles, as well as book chapters are now requestable. Request using the Request an article or book form.
    • Literature search services are available. Research consultations with an Adviser.
      Consultations are available via Zoom. Submit your requests using Ask a Librarian.
    • There is a wealth of online material available for both patient care and project work ongoing, within databasese-journals and e-books
      Offsite/home access is available with an ADHB Library Associate Membership – Electronic Access. You can apply via email. Read more about membership and how to apply.
    • For general queries contact us using Ask a Librarian.

    For urgent information needs for patient care whilst the library is closed, contact library staff on 0210665911.


    Set up off-site access to Library resources
    19 March 2020

    Did you know that as an ADHB staff member, you can access ADHB e-journals, e-books and databases off-site? This is particularly useful to support contingency plans if you need to work from home. You can apply in person next time you are in the Library or by email. 

    • Access is arranged as part of Library Associate Membership.
    • The ‘Electronic access only’ membership can be expedited where there is a need.

    Read more about the membership and how to apply

    For any queries please contact us or email us at adhblibrarylinks@auckland.ac.nz


    Philson Library Christmas and New Year hours and services
    13 December 2019

    The Philson Library CLOSES at 6pm Friday 20 December 2019 and REOPENS 8am Friday 3 January 2020. 

    Normal hours resume from Friday 3rd January.

    • Plan to borrow or return books before we close on Friday 20 Dec. After-hours returns will be unavailable as the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences building is officially closed during this period.
    • Article and book requests - will be unavailable over the close-down period. Services will resume on the 3rd of January.
    • Research consultations and literature search services - will be unavailable from the 20th of December and will resume on the 8th of January. 
      There is a wealth of material available within databasese-journals and e-books for both patient care and project work ongoing. 

    For urgent information needs whilst the library is closed, contact library staff on 0210665911.


    Trial - Read by QxMD
    1 October 2019

    Keep up-to-date with current research in your area of practice 

    The library is trialling institutional access to Read by QxMD.  This means you can:

    • Gain access to free and ADHB subscription articles.
    • Set up a topic feed, or follow high-impact journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet.
    • Read this content on the go using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device, as well as on your desktop. 

    Set up access 

    Create a Read by QxMD account, either on your desktop at https://read.qxmd.com/, or you will be prompted to do so on your device after downloading the app from the app store.

    To access ADHB subscription resources you will need Library Associate Membership to connect your Read account to the ADHB institution, otherwise you will only get free content. 

    Connect your account on the web

    1. Log in to your Read by QxMD account at https://read.qxmd.com/
    2. Click on your name and select Change my institution.
    3. Select your institution and click Save e.g., select Auckland District Health Board (or select University of Auckland if you have student or honorary clinical access).
    4. When you select an article and access the full text you will be prompted to enter your institution's username and password. ADHB staff receive this with Library Associate Membership. University of Auckland students or honorary clinical appointments use your University username and password.

    Connect your account on your device

    1. On your device, click on the Account Settings icon at the top-left corner.
    2. On the Account Settings page, select Institutional Access.
    3. Click on the Add (+) icon at the bottom-right.
    4. A list of institutions should appear. Search for and select Auckland District Health Board (or select University of Auckland if you have student or honorary clinical access).
    5. Select your login preference e.g., Automatic Login Using Library Login.
    6. Enter your institution's username and password. ADHB staff receive this with Library Associate Membership.
      University of Auckland students or honorary clinical appointments use your University username and password.
    7. Click the Check icon at the top of the screen.
    8. You will be prompted to select an option. Select Save and Log In in order to login to your institution. 
      This option can also be used to make sure your credentials work properly as it immediately lets you know if the login succeeded or not. If you do not want to login yet, you can also choose Just Save, Don't Log In. This stores the password you entered, and will log you in when you click on an article you want to read.
      You're all set! 

    Questions and feedback

    Need more help setting up this trial? Do you have feedback about this new service?

    Contact us


    Philson Library Christmas closedown for Christmas and New Year
    17 December 2018

    The Philson Library CLOSES at 3pm Friday 21 December 2018 and REOPENS 8am Thursday 3 January 2019.

    Please plan to return or borrow books before we close on Friday 21 Dec. After-hours returns will be unavailable as the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences building is officially closed during this period.

    For urgent information needs whilst the library is closed, contact library staff on 0210665911.

    Normal hours resume thereafter.

    NB: There is a wealth of material available within databases, e-journals and e-books for both patient care and project work ongoing.