Library and Information Studies

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In today's world, the ability to store and retrieve information quickly and easily is essential.

Our information, library and record-keeping programmes range from introductory through to higher-level qualifications. They focus on the New Zealand library, information management and records management environment.

Course only study

If you have specific study or professional goals, our course only study option may be for you. With course only study, you can enrol in one course or a few, to gain the skills you need.

Go to the Course only information linked to below to find out more about this study option. Check the choose courses tab to see what library and information courses you can study.

I love having good conversations with people and getting to know the community. Working in a public library is about connecting people with information and what they need.

Hana Whaanga, Library Studies graduate


Download our Library and Information Studies prospectus

At Open Polytechnic we specialise in flexible, distance and online learning that is designed to help you fit study around your work and life commitments.

For more information about what library programmes we offer download our Library and Information Studies prospectus  (PDF 2MB)

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Meet some Library and Information Studies graduates

Studies benefit career

Abigail Willemse

Information specialist, Counties Manukau Health Library


Craving more responsibility and growth leads to study journey

Vita Lods

Following her passion

Amy Isaacs

Community library volunteer

Perseverance through study leads to career growth

Eileen Sione

Senior Librarian Community Engagement at East Coast Bays Library

Meet some Library and Information Studies graduates