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Ernest & Marion Davis Library

Te rohe - Location
Building 43, Auckland Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 12.30pm

Te utu - Admission
The Library is not open to the public. Access by appointment only for small groups.

The Ernest & Marion Davis Library opened in 1961 as the main Medical Library for Auckland Hospital. Sir Ernest Davis had donated the building to the Medical Profession in the memory of his wife Marion plus an endowment fund to support the running of the library.
In 1980 the bulk of the books were transferred to the new Philson Library in the School of Medicine. At that time the building was modified to provide Postgraduate facilities which include a Lecture Hall, Dining Room and Meeting Rooms. The remaining space was reorganised to include a collection of Medical Historical books and the acquisition of Historical medical artefacts. This includes two superb collections of ancient Apothecary Jars, numerous microscopes, instruments, assorted artworks and ephemera.
In 2014 the building was earthquake strengthened & underwent extensive renovations providing the opportunity to showcase many of the interesting objects held in storage.

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths

Social history

Ngā wāhi -

  • Ernest & Marion Davis Library

    Reference library

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    Guided tours

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    Wheelchair access

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    Function space

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  • Other facilities

    Lecture Halls & Meeting spaces by appointment with the ADHB.

Whakapā mai -

  • Ernest & Marion Davis Library

    Postal address

    Private Bag 92 024, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand

  • Ernest & Marion Davis Library

    Phone number

    64 9 307 4949 ext. 22260

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    Email address

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    Staff details

    Curator: Juliet Hawkins
    Librarian: Victoria Bell

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