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Monday, April 23, 2012

Check out our D.I.Y. books & dvds

USU is celebrating all things D.I.Y in its latest issue of 'Script' so we have a display of D.I.Y. related books and dvds at the Main Library (B110 Mt Albert Campus) running all week. A list of all the books and dvds on display plus some great eBooks can be found by using the 'DIY' tag under LibrarySearch. Just click on the link to 'Tags' in the top right menu of LibrarySearch and then click on 'diy' to see the list. If you know of some more great D.I.Y. resources or web links feel free to post them in the comments below.

Also in the spirit of D.I.Y we would also like to encourage you to use our self-issue machine (located) next to the display by the stairs to borrow books.  Do it yourself and feel empowered!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

System outage - Friday 20 April

In order to undertake important server maintenance we have scheduled an outage of the Library's SFX and MetaLib systems on Friday 20 April from 12 noon until 4pm approximately.
During this time the following will not be available:
  • Linking to full text of articles from LibrarySearch and Google scholar.
  • Searching across multiple databases using LibrarySearch or Multi-Search (MetaLib).
  • eJournal finder.

During this time the following will still be available:
  • You will still be able to search the databases individually via the subject guides.
  • The library website will still be up
  • Searching the Library catalogue, course reserve and exam papers repository, and access to 'My Account' to renew and request items online will still be available.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Note added on 20/4/12 at 3pm : The server maintenance was completed early and all library systems are going again now :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

System outages - 12 April

On Thursday 12 April 2012 from 9am to approximately 12 noon several library systems will be unavailable for approximately one hour each while scheduled server maintenance takes place on three library servers.

During this period you may be unable to use Voyager, LibrarySearch or combined database searching. However you will still be able to search the databases individually via the subject guides

During this period the library website will be up but the library search features and access to 'my account' may be down.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Feeling lost? Ask us for help!

Sometimes its hard to understand how everything works at Unitec. The good news is that our staff are very experienced at helping students, so when you are at the Library or in one of our Learning Commons or Student Computer Centre labs we encourage you to ask staff for help.

Also at the Main Library (Mt Albert) we have student rovers (see below) working 10am - 3pm who are very keen to assist you with copying, printing, formatting - all sorts! So please do not be shy  - we want to help you :)

More about Student Rovers @  Mt Albert Main Library
Our student rovers this semester are: Chamandeep, Miracle, Nelson, Herman, Vinita and  Bharat. You will see these students wandering around the library wearing lanyards and t-shirts announcing "Ask Me"!  They are here to help you with any questions you might have.  Don't be afraid to ask them.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Assignments and exams - check out these helpful links

With assignments due soon and exams pending we are backing you to succeed! So don't be afraid to ask for our support. See the links below for study help, tips and contacts.

Tips for success:

Who you can ask for study help: