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Staffing and building hours are subject to change during this time, please visit the Library website for the most up-to-date hours.
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.
We have three libraries on our campuses, two on 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 202, Mt Albert Campus
- Building 520, Waitākere Campus
For staffing and building hours, visit the Library website for the most up-to-date hours.
The following are key Library services students should definitely 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 Services page on the Library website.
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.
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.
Online tutorial help (click to expand)
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:
- Scan the barcode on your Student ID card
- Next scan the barcode of the book(s) and/or item(s) you wish to checkout
- 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.
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.
- Key Study Skills
- Assignment Toolbox
- Math & Statistics
- Postgraduate Study
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.