Other facilities and amenities
This directory lists a wide variety of facilities and amenities offered for students and staff.
Academic dress hire
How to hire academic dress.
We offer accommodation options for first-year school leavers in our Halls of Residence, as well as flats and apartments suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. University residences are also available during the summer holiday period for students, groups and conferences. Our Accommodation Solutions team can also assist students seeking tenancy advice or guidance with finding private accommodation in Auckland.
Art gallery: George Fraser Gallery
The George Fraser Gallery exhibits work by Elam School of Fine Arts students.
Art gallery: Gus Fisher Gallery
The Gus Fisher Gallery at the Kenneth Myers Centre features national and international exhibitions of works ranging across all media.
Location: 74 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD
Phone: +64 9 923 6646
Website: Gus Fisher Gallery
ATMs - City Campus
Location: Back of the Student Union at 34 Princes Street, on Level 1 in the Kate Edger Information Commons, and on Level 1 in the Owen G Glenn Building.
Auckland University Press (AUP)
AUP produces scholarly and general interest works including poetry, fiction, history, biography, politics and economics. All books are for sale at its premises.
Banking - City Campus
ANZ: Kate Edger Precinct
ASB: Owen G. Glenn Building
ASB, Westpac and BNZ: The Quad
Bookshop - City Campus
UBIQ (the University bookshop) sells textbooks, stationery, magazines, reference books, a range of fiction and non-fiction, and University memorabilia. It also purchases second-hand texts for resale.
Campus Store - City Campus
Located in the Quad, offering a broad range of University apparel, gifts and graduation merchandise.
Chemist - City Campus
The Campus Pharmacy sells cosmetics, general medicines, toiletries, sports products, stamps, and phone cards. It also processes film and is an agent for NZ Post.
Auckland Uniservices Ltd is the University's commercialisation arm. As well as marketing University expertise and technology, it provides specialist consulting and testing services.
Location: 70 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD
Enquiries: Andy Shenk, Chief Executive
Phone: +64 9 373 7522
The University has a variety of lecture theatres, seminar rooms and foyers/atriums that are available outside of teaching times for University-sponsored events and conferences. The Event Services team can provide end-to-end conference and event management and are the only provider of conference services to the University.
- Main Student Union cafeteria
- Postgraduate Lounge, Level 4, Kate Edger Information Commons
- Cafés and food outlets around the Student Union
- Cafeterias at the Faculty of Engineering building, the Human Sciences Building, and the Law School
There is also a café at the Medical School at Grafton Campus and at the Tāmaki Innovation Campus.
Information Commons - City Campus
These facilities consist of the Kate Edger Information Commons on the City Campus and the Grafton Information Commons on the Grafton Campus.
Website: Library and Learning Services
Lectures and seminars
Many lectures and seminars are open to the public, and are free of charge. The Winter lectures, Sir Douglas Robb and Inaugural (new professors') lectures attract wide interest.
Phone: +64 9 378 5885
Website: University events
Library - City Campus
The University of Auckland Library is the biggest university library in New Zealand, containing over 2.2 million items. The General Library is at 5 Alfred Street on the City Campus. There are smaller libraries at the Epsom and Grafton campuses; at the Leigh Marine Laboratory, and at the Tai Tokerau Campus. Some individual departments also have library facilities.
Website: Library and Learning Services
Supplies professional photographic, video and television production services in support of teaching, research and public relations.
Contact: Folko Boermans - Production Supervisor
Phone: +64 9 923 1380 ext 81380
The Music Theatre at the School of Music hosts regular concerts by University students and visiting musicians.
Location: 6 Symonds Street, City Campus
The University's optometry clinic conducts eye examinations and gives specialist advice on contact lenses, low vision and visual training.
Parking - all campuses
Street/off-street parking, park and ride services, disability, motorcycle, scooter and bicycle parking.
Website: Parking information
Pharmacy - City Campus
The Unichem Campus Pharmacy sells cosmetics, general medicines, toiletries, sports products, stamps, and phone cards. It also processes film and is an agent for NZ Post.
Location: Level 1, Kate Edger Student Commons, 9 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 377 1991
Fax: +64 9 377 1991
Postal agency - City Campus
The NZ Post agency is in the Campus Pharmacy.
Location: Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons, 9 Symonds Street, City Campus
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
We offer faculty/department specific facilities such as study spaces and common rooms. See postgraduate support and services
Public telephones - City Campus
Telephones can be found by the Campus Pharmacy in the Kate Edger Information Commons on the City Campus, and in most major buildings.
The Recreation Centre provides a wide range of facilities and services to students, staff, graduates and local community at the City Campus. Facilities include ample cardio and strength theatres, aerobics and dance studios, designated spin (indoor cycling) studio, sports hall, squash court, bouldering wall, express circuit studio and a stretching/core training room. Services available are Group Fitness Classes, Premium Fitness and Dance programmes, personal trainers and fitness consultations.
The Recreation Centre is currently under construction and redevelopment. An interim sports centre has been arranged until construction is completed.
Interim location: 17 Stanley Street, Auckland City
- General enquiries: +64 9 378 4788
- Health and Fitness Studio: +64 9 378 6796
- Physiotherapy: +64 9 379 4717
Website: Sport and recreation
See information about the Rec Centre's opening hours.
Student Union - City Campus
The Student Union can accommodate from 20 to 700 people for seminars, meetings and social functions. Cocktails, suppers and full meals can be catered.
Location: 34 Symonds Street, City Campus
Phone: +64 9 309 0789
Guided tours for visitors are run twice weekly from the Student Information Centre in The ClockTower.
Phone: 0800 61 62 63.