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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Summer hours for 2019-2020



From 23 November Unitec Library/Ask Me services will be operating on summer hours.

Staff are available at both Te Puna and Waitākere from Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

For access the buildings see the Library Hours page

After Hours Returns slots 

  • When the library is closed, you can still return your items through the After Hours Returns slots. Items returned through these slots will be checked in before the library is open next 
  • Laptops and shot loan items must be returned to the desk where it was issued.

Te Puna library – After hours returns slot is outside the Student Central and West Entrances outside next to Break time.

Waitakere library – Use Waitakere Public library after-hours returns slot at level 1

Building 1 Library – The returns slot is inside Building 1 past the exhibition hall or foyer beside the library doors.

Note: Building 1 library will be closed by the end of 2019. Returns all items for Building 1 library to Te Puna (B180) library.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Te Puna extended hours for 2019 Semester 2


Te Puna (B180) will be open longer hours over the study and exam weeks period, from Monday 4 Nov - Friday 22 Nov, 2019.

Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm
Sat: 7am - 8:30pm
Sun: 8am - 8:30pm

Waitākere and Building 1 libraries hours are not being extended. Their hours will remain the same as during semester time.

For full details see Library Hours

For more information contact us on (09) 892 8625 Mon - Fri.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Library update

We have now completed the following work at Te Puna (B180) which we started in the mid-year break:
  • Some of the older seldom used books on Levels 1-3 were moved to our storage room in the basement of B180. 
  • About a third of the books on level 2 moved to to level 1
  • About half of the books on level 3 moved to level 2
  • Shelves on level 3 were converted from 118cm high shelves to 134cm high shelves
We apologise for any inconvenience this caused.
Still in progress:
  • Moving the books on level 3 into their correct location on that level
  • Removing some empty shelves on level 2 so we have 3 shelves in a bay rather than 4 so we can fit taller books
The reason for these changes is to prepare space for other library resources which are coming to Te Puna at the end of this year. It is planned that the empty shelves on level 2 and 3 will eventually house books for Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design. The empty shelves on level 1 will mainly house journals for Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design.


All resources remain accessible and searchable through the Library’s catalogue. If you wish to access items in our storage area please talk to our Library Customer Service/Ask Me team (phone 0800 10 75 10) or login to LibrarySearch and request the item by following the steps here: https://guides.unitec.ac.nz/librarysearchhelp/requestbooks


Please contact Anna Wheeler (Manager, Customer Service and Resources) if you have any questions about the move of library resources.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Tongan Language Week 2019

Mālō e lelei whānau,

Come celebrate Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga, Tongan Language Week 2019 with Unitec Library.

The theme for this year is: Fakakoloa 'o Aotearoa 'aki 'a e Tauhi Fonua - A Tongan Perspective of Enriching Aotearoa, New Zealand.

This will run from Sunday 1 September - Saturday 7 September 2019. Also known as the 'Friendly Islands' the Kingdom of Tonga is divided into three main groups - Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu islands. Tongans are the third largest Pacific community in Aotearoa and the Tongan language is a central feature of the culture and identity.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Tongan Language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide.

Come in and see our displays at Te Puna and Waitākere Library.

Use the hashtag #TonganLanguageWeek to follow the events on social media.

For more information, visit these websites:

Malo aupito

Waitākere Library