How to use the Library

Everything you need to get started using the Library.

From how to find items that you need through to printing your assignments, here are key services available at the Library to help you while at University.

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Check your Library account

Renew your borrowed items and see when they are due, check the status of your requests and pay any overdue fines.

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Search for resources

Discover and access the resources you need for your study and research. Search for electronic and print resources using Te Waharoa.

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Borrow, request, and interloan items

How to borrow items, place requests, and return items.

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Study spaces and room bookings

Our libraries have a variety of study spaces including bookable group study rooms, quiet study zones, accessibility suites, and postgraduate study spaces.

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Printers and computers

The Library houses a number of computer suites, printers, and photocopiers for student use.

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Our campus libraries have services and resources to provide support to students and staff with accessibility and disability needs.

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Alumni and visitors

University graduates are eligible for alumni membership. Members of the community and visitors from other universities can also apply for library access.

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Sign up for workshops, research skills sessions, and events in the Library to help with your assignments and research.

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New resources

We publish several different kinds of feeds you can use to keep up with new library resources and what's going on at the Library.