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About Te Toka Tumai Auckland Library Links

About Te Toka Tumai Auckland Library Links

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland contracts The University of Auckland to provide library services and online resources:

  • The Te Toka Tumai Auckland Library Links website is available from any Te Toka Tumai Auckland networked computer.
  • From Te Toka Tumai Auckland Library Links, all staff may access a range of e-resources (eg, databases, e-journals and e-books), request copies of articles or chapters and request assistance from Philson Library staff.
  • Associate Membership provides additional benefits free of charge, including off-site access to online resources.
  • Library services for people with disabilities are available.

About The University of Auckland Library

  • Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland library services are run from the Philson Library on the Grafton campus of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. You may visit the Philson Library.
  • The University of Auckland has a range of subject specific libraries. You may visit other University of Auckland Libraries once you have obtained a Campus Card (ID).

About The Philson Library

  • The Philson Library is named after Dr Thomas Moore Philson, who held a range of medical administrative posts in Auckland from 1858 to 1883.
  • On his retirement, he was presented with a purse containing 270 sovereigns, which he donated to found a library for medical students in Auckland. 

Resources and collections

  • Resources cover: medicine; biomedical sciences; nursing; optometry and vision sciences; pharmacy; and other health sciences, including allied health, health administration and management, and health education and promotion. 
  • The Historical Collection is a reference-only collection of heritage medical books, including pre-1800 and 19th Century books as well as important early 20th Century texts. This collection is housed in the Ernest and Marion Davis Library (Auckland City Hospital).
  • Collections are complemented by the Tāmaki Library resources to support the School of Population Health.