Library services

Our libraries host a wide range of books, journals, and online resources to support you while you study. As a student, you will have free access to all of the Library services and resources.

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Library and Ask Me desk hours

For library open hours and times that staff are available at the Ask Me desks.

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Library locations

We have two libraries on our campuses, one at the Mt Albert campus and one at the Waitākere campus. For more information on each, select from the following:

Building 180 (Te Puna), Mt Albert Campus

Building 520, Waitākere Campus

Key services

The following are key Library services students should definitely know about. Select from the below to expand it for more information.

Distance services

Distance students can request Library book and journals, which will be posted out to you with a return envelope. You can also request scanned copies of book chapters and articles within Copyright guidelines which will be emailed to you. For more information visit the Distance Services page on the Library website.

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Group study rooms

Building 180 and 520 have group study rooms available for students to book. You can book it via their online booking system by using you Unitec username and password. For more information visit the Library Group Study Room Bookings page on the Library website.

Book a group study room online

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Inter-Library loans // Interloans

Our Library team can request materials, on your behalf, from other libraries and organisations within NZ or overseas. This service is provided to students and staff if we do not hold what you need within our own collection. For more information visit the Interloans page on the Library website.

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Online tutorial help

Learn how to use the library's resources and services effectively with a range of online tutorials. For more information visit the Online Tutorials page on the Library website.

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Self-check machines

Did you know that you can issue/checkout your own books without having to go to our Ask Me Desks? Look out for the self-check machines located across our libraries.

Three simple steps to the self-check machines:

  1. Scan the barcode on your Student ID card
  2. Next scan the barcode of the book(s) and/or item(s) you wish to checkout
  3. Print a receipt

If you need help, please see one of the team members at our Ask Me Desks.

Short loan // Course reserve books

Lecturers will ask for books and/or items required for their course to be held on short term loan. This is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to access these materials. These items are kept at the Ask Me Desk and can be issued for a shorter period – either two hours, 24 hours, or three days. The length of time you have will be shown on a label on the front of the item.

To find these items use the ‘Course reading’ tab in the LibrarySearch, then can enter either your Course Code, Course Name, or Lecturer Name within the search field.

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Study toolbox

The Study Toolbox host a number of resources to help you with your academic study. Listed below are the topic areas covered in the Study Toolbox, for more information visit the Study Toolbox page on the Library website.

Topics covered:

  • Key Study Skills
  • Assignment Toolbox
  • Math & Statistics
  • Postgraduate Study
  • Referencing

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Subject Librarians

Our Subject Librarians can help you with finding subject information for your assignments. They are professionally qualified librarians, focusing on information literacy teaching, resource acquisition, and research support. To find the Subject Librarian assigned to your school, see the Subject Librarians page on the Library website.

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Contact us

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