Important COVID-19 notice

Our Mt Albert and Waitākere campus Libraries are open

Please note you are now able to return books.

Staffing hours

The opening hours for the buildings are still the same, the current staffing hours for Alert Level 1 are as follows:

Mt Albert (B180)
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Sat, 8am - 4pm*
Sun, 9.30pm - 4pm*

*during semester time only

Waitākere (B510)
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

Please note that staffing hours are subject to change, please visit the Library website for the most up-to-date hours

Go to Library Hours page

Group study rooms

Group study rooms, at Mt Albert, are now available to book during staffing hours. You can book it via the online booking system by using you Unitec username and password

Book a group study room online

Go to Library Group Study Room Bookings page

Laptop loans

Our laptop loan service is currently unavailable at both of our libraries.

Contact

If you have any questions for the Library team, please get in contact with them. Contact details below:

PHONE     0800 10 75 10
EMAIL       library@unitec.ac.nz
E-CHAT     LibChat

Go to Library website

Subject Librarians are also available for virtual consults during this time, visit the Subject Librarian page on the Library website for more information.

For more information

Our 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.

Please note that a current student ID card is required to use the libraries' facilities and resources.

Our library spaces support both quiet and social learning, and you can eat and drink within our libraries. Please respect our spaces and remove all personal belongings and rubbish when you leave.

Go to Library website

Key services

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

Distance services (click to expand)

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 Serivces page on the Library website

Go to Distance Services page


Group study rooms (click to expand)

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

Go to Library Group Study Room Bookings page


Inter-Library loans // Interloans (click to expand)

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.

Go to Interloans page


Laptop loans (click to expand)

Building 180 and 520, provide a small number of laptops for loan to students. These are available during Library hours and are issued from our Ask Me Desks to students with valid Student ID's. For more information visit the Computers and Laptops page on the Library website.

Got to Computers and Laptops page 


Online tutorial help (click to expand)

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.

Got to Online Tutorials page


Self-check machines (click to expand)

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 (click to expand)

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.

Go to LibrarySearch


Study toolbox (click to expand)

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

Go to Study Toolbox page


Subject Librarians (click to expand)

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.

Go to Subject Librarians page


Locations

Building Campus Subjects
180 (Te Puna) Mt Albert Education, business, computing, communication, osteopathy, natural sciences, construction, architecture, landscape architecture, design,  languages, sports, and trades.

Special collections: Te Kohinga Māori collection; Architecture Journals collection, Art Files collection; Fred Tschopp collection *
202 Mt Albert  Performing and screen arts.
Access restricted to students and staff of these programmes, building access cards required.
520 Waitākere Languages, medical imaging, not-for-profit management, nursing, and social practice.

Special collections: Pacific Reference collection *

* A number of our special collections can only be viewed within the library.

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