Colin Library

Mission Statement: The Colin Library serves the needs of students of the College, Te Kupenga, the NZ Catholic Church and a wider network within Aotearoa / New Zealand.



How do I become a member?

Students, both onsite and distance, become members automatically.  Those seeking a subscription membership should call +64 9 361 1053 (press 3 for Library immediately) or send an email to

What do I get?

Being the oldest established Catholic Library in New Zealand, the historical depth of collections is a particular feature.  The Library has historical and current collection strengths in Catholic theology, canon law, spirituality, philosophy and Biblical studies.  There is a full range of ebooks and periodicals in these subject areas.

How do I discover these resources?The online catalogue is searchable by anyone using a range of devices. Access to ebooks requires a member login – ebooks are also searchable from the e-resources link.  There are 10,000 ebooks available and more than 60,000 print books. 9,000 of the ebooks come from a Religion collection to which SCD subscribes.  Here is a list of the purchased ebooks grouped by subject

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Getting help:  contact the Librarian with any questions you may have.