HIV Library

Our library service started in 1983 and has grown into the largest, most comprehensive collection on the HIV epidemic in the Southern Hemisphere.

About the collection

We have a comprehensive range of scientific information about the HIV epidemic, as well as a social and historical record of issues affecting the groups most at-risk of contracting HIV within New Zealand, in particular gay and bisexual men. Some of the other subjects covered by the collection include:

  • HIV and AIDS
  • Clinical/symptoms
  • Complementary therapies
  • Counselling and support
  • Discrimination and human rights
  • Health care workers
  • Homosexuality, bisexuality, sexual orientation
  • Legal and ethics
  • Policy – local and international
  • Prevention education
  • Health promotion
  • Research – local and international
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Treatments and vaccines
  • Virology and immunology
  • Women
  • Workplace
  • Youth 


Who can benefit?

The library’s resources are of interest and benefit to many groups, including doctors, educators and teachers, health care workers, health promotion staff, people living with HIV and AIDS, university and polytechnic students and staff, researchers, journalists, social workers, therapists and counsellors.


Accessing the library

Our library service is free, and non-reference materials can be loaned for a period of two weeks (renewable on request).

Opening hours are 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact Wayne Carter.