COVID-19 Updates

  • At Alert Level 1, Timaru and Madras Campus libraries are reopen.
  • Opening hours for Madras and Timaru Campus Libraries are 8-5pm. We’ll resume our regular hours from 20th July 2020
  • All our online services including databases, subject guides and interloans remain available 24/7.
  • Librarians are available for online support from Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM. 
  • We’re also available via Ara Zoom Library Desk
  • Contact us via email or AskLive
  • All current loans have been extended. Don’t try to return your books to the library. You won’t receive any overdue fines (for more information see this post).
  • For the current updates, keep an eye on this page and our Facebook and Instagram


13 May

29 April

28 April

22 April

15 April

10-14 April (Easter)

  • Ara librarians will not be available from Friday the 10th April through to Tuesday 14th April (see this post)

9 April

7 April

30 March

19 March