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Ernest & Marion Davis Library

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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.

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Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 92 024, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
Telephone number icon64 9 307 4949 ext. 22260
Email address iconemdavislib@adhb.govt.nz
Staff iconCurator: Juliet Hawkins Librarian: Victoria Bell

Visitor Information
Physical address iconBuilding 43, Auckland Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1142, New Zealand, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMonday to Thursday, 7.30am to 12.30pm
Charges iconThe Library is not open to the public. Access by appointment only for small groups.

Wheelchair accessReference LibraryFunction SpaceGuided TourToilets
Lecture Halls & Meeting spaces by appointment with the ADHB. cec@adhb.govt.nz