Textbooks and course notes

Find out what textbooks, student notes, and course materials you'll need for your courses—buy or order them in advance so you're ready for when classes start.

Finding your required textbooks and course materials

Your textbooks, student notes (compilations of selected readings), and other materials for your course are chosen by your lecturer. The items on the list that they set play a vital role in your learning and are an essential part of your study.

To find out what books, student notes, and course materials you need for your course, you can:

  • Check the course outline handout.
  • Look up the course in the course finder.
  • Lecturers often use the Nuku system to share course materials and requirements for the courses they're teaching.

Where to get your textbooks and course materials

You can get all your course materials from Campus Books, our new provider of textbooks and University merchandise. Campus Books is a specialist textbooks operator which also provides services to Waikato, Massey, and Lincoln universities.

Campus Books will operate pop-up shops at the Pipitea campus during key periods, but students who cannot easily access Kelburn campus are welcome to use the Campus Books website

The Lab, a much-loved and well-established food spot on our campuses, is open in The Hub next to Campus Books. Find out more about where to eat and drink on campus on our Food and drink webpage.