Our facilities

Our University has been evolving for over 125 years and today offers a range of learning environments.

Our buildings are a blend of the past and the present - from the historic Old Choral Hall to the state-of-the-art Business School. From teaching facilities to recreation amenities and career resources, we offer a superb range of facilities on campus.

Facilities to support your learning


  • The Owen G Glenn Building is based on the world's most successful business schools and has become an Auckland landmark. Its Fisher & Paykel Appliances auditorium seats 600 people and is equipped with the latest digital technology.
  • The University Library is the biggest of its kind in New Zealand and considered equal to the top five university libraries in Australia. The General Library and our 12 subject-specific libraries hold more than 2.2 million items, many of which can be viewed via the impressive online library system. The Sylvia Ashton Warner Library (Epsom Campus) is one of New Zealand’s most extensive teacher education libraries.
  • The Centre for Acacdemic Development: Tā te Ākonga (Student Learning) is staffed by academic tutors whose main mission is to guide students to academic success.
  • The Information Commons gives students the opportunity to develop their IT, information literacy, English language and learning skills. Students can access the Library’s databases and e-learning system, plus MS Office systems, email and web all from the same computer.

Leisure amenities


  • The Recreation Centre is a well-equipped sports and fitness centre.
  • The Maidment Theatre hosts a range of professional theatre productions while the Musgrove Theatre features alternative productions including work from student clubs.
  • The Gus Fisher Gallery displays works by established New Zealand and international artists, while the George Fraser Gallery exhibits art from students studying at our Elam School of Fine Arts.
  • The welcoming Waipapa Marae and the impressive Fale Pasifika provide space and support for students, and both hold cultural events throughout the year.

Resources to guide your future


  • The Graduate Centre (part of the School of Graduate Studies) is dedicated to providing information, support and career advice to postgraduates, and also has dedicated computer study spaces.
  • Career Development and Employment Services in the ClockTower is the largest of its kind in New Zealand and designed to help students prepare for their chosen careers or investigate further study options.