Qualification
Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Information and Library Studies) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code OP702042

In today’s information rich world, a Bachelor of Arts in Information and Library Studies will give you essential skills for a career in information services. You will learn about the changing role of libraries and information organisations, how to organise and retrieve information, collection development and management, policy and planning, information services for different user groups and more.

Lucia, Graduate - Bachelor of Arts (Information and Library Studies) 

Qualification Update

New Students

OP702042 Bachelor of Arts (Information and Library Studies) is closed new students. 

If you are interested in studying a degree in Information and Library studies, please click on the link to find out about our new programme, OP7040 Bachelor of Library and Information Studies.

Current students

If you were already enrolled in OP702042 Bachelor of Arts (Information and Library Studies) prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

Please note, to be awarded this qualification you will need to have completed all courses that make up the programme by the end of Trimester 1, 2023. 

If you need help with choosing your courses, or have any questions, please contact us.



  • Level 7  
    Credits 360 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $13,140 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2017/2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will:

  • know the principles of librarianship
  • know how to use information technology to
    manage information
  • have information and library, policy development and change management skills
  • be able to deal with contemporary issues in the information services profession.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career at management level in a variety of library and information service roles like a librarian, an information specialist or records manager.

Professional recognition

This qualification is recognised by the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) for the purposes of professional registration and is accredited by Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA).

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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