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The library’s primary purpose is to provide information, resources and services to support the training and education programmes of Booth College of Mission The Salvation Army’s education centre.

In addition, use of the library is open to all Christian workers, Bible students, pastors and ministers in their quest for knowledge and information to support mission and ministry.


The library is staffed Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:45 pm. Access to the library after office hours may be available on request. Conditions apply.


Staff and students of Booth College of Mission and all Salvation Army officers have automatic rights of access to the library’s facilities. Postage charges may apply.

Ministers, pastors, students and others not associated with BCM may apply for registration as a community borrower for an annual fee of $50. Registration is not currently available online, so please contact the Librarian regarding this.


  • INNZ (Index New Zealand) - access to a broad range of periodicals.
  • Religion and Philosophy Database.
  • National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna)
  • SongSelect—access to scripts, lyrics and lead music to most of today’s church music.


The library has a self-issuing system with a loan period of 6 weeks. Renewals may be made by phone, email or in person. All library material is subject to recall


Study desks with power and data outlets for internet access via personal laptops are available in a warm, quiet, environment with ample lighting.  Photocopying, internet and computer facilities are available (additional charges may apply).

Postal Borrowing

Postal Borrowing

Books, periodicals, kits, DVDs and other items may be borrowed by post from the BCM Library. Requests may be made in person, or via phone, fax, letter or email.

Borrowing is restricted to officers and full-time workers whose names and postal addresses are listed in the current dispo. Please state as full and clear a description of the resource you wish to borrow.

> Download the Postal Borrowing Information brochure 2014 (PDF, 245KB)

Contact us

BCM Librarian

Phone: (04) 528 8628 extn 751
Fax: (04) 527 6900
Email: BCM Librarian