Auckland diocese’s library has completed a move to its new home at the Pompallier Diocesan Centre in Ponsonby.In a sense, it is something of a homecoming for the library, which used to be at the centre
before shifting to Newman Hall, near the University of Auckland, some years ago. But with
the sale of Newman Hall last year, combined with safety concerns from the new owners,
the library eventually had to move out.
This was no small task, with some 18,000 volumes having to be moved. But the final shelves were installed in early August and the books were put in place.
Library manager Louis Lum said: “We are all ready to serve now.”
Mr Lum thanked NZ Catholic’s staff for moving out of part of their previous area in the Bishop Mackey Media Centre to help accommodate the library.
The Catholic Diocese of Auckland Library is available for the research and study needs of the people of the diocese, students studying religious education programmes and the wider public of Auckland.
Books and periodicals in the library are chosen to support the research and religious education programmes of the departments of Auckland diocese, Mr Lum said.
As well as the general collection, the library has particular strength in titles by Catholic authors and in church heritage material.
The library is open from 10am to 5pm (Monday to Thursday) and from 10am to 4pm on Friday.
Visitor parking is available at the centre.