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BRANZ Library

BRANZ's specialist library offers a wide range of building and construction-related publications, including scientific journals, trade magazines, technical product literature, local and overseas building research reports and BRANZ research papers.

Topics covered in the library collection include building design, construction methods, building material science, structural and seismic engineering, fire safety engineering, project management, energy efficiency, sustainable design and much more.

Online catalogue

People involved in the building industry and related research communities and members of the public with building-related queries can access the library's collection through the BRANZ Library catalogue.


You can arrange to borrow items from the library through the national interlibrary loan service. You can make a loan request through your public library or your university or workplace library.

Please note that current BRANZ publications are not available for loan but may be purchased or downloaded here: Publications.


If you wish to visit the library at BRANZ's campus near Wellington, you need to make an appointment. To arrange this: