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.

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.

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 study rooms, quiet and social study zones, postgraduate study rooms, and accessibility suites

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 ULANZ

Victoria University of Wellington graduates are eligible for alumni membership. Members of other universities can also apply for library access.

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Community borrowers and visitors

Visitors are welcome to use Library collections and spaces. We also offer a “community borrower” membership, allowing you to borrow from most of our collection.

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