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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Libraries Extended Hours Semester 1 2017

Mt Albert Hub Library & Learning Commons and Waitakere library will be open longer hours over the study and exam weeks period, from Saturday 10th June - Friday 30th June 2017

Mt Albert Hub Library & Learning Commons      Waitakere Library
(10 June - 30 June 2017)                                             (12 June - 30 June 2017)

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm                       Monday - Thursday : 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday                     :  8:00am - 7:00pm                        Friday                       : 8:00am - 6:00pm
Weekends               :  9:00am - 7:00pm                        Weekends                 :10:00am - 4:00pm

Building 1 library hours are not being extended. Their hours will remain the same as during semester time.
See Library Hours   

For more information contact us 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Samoan Language Week 2017

Samoan Language Week 2017 at Unitec Library

Tālofa! Come celebrate Samoan Language Week with Unitec Library. The theme for this year is:
"Ma’au i lou ofaga. Maua’a lou fa’asinomaga” – “Keep your identity alive to thrive”

Did you know that Gagana Sāmoa is the second most spoken language in Auckland and third most spoken in New Zealand.

Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa: Samoan Language Week runs from Sunday May 28 until Saturday 3 June 2017.

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

Come in and see our displays!

Use the hashtag #SamoanLanguageWeek2017 to follow the events on social media.

For more information visit these websites:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Open Hours for ANZAC DAY

The following week, the Unitec libraries will be close on Tuesday 25th April 2017 for ANZAC DAY. Check the details below or see the library hours

Mid-Semester Break -
23 April
24 April
25 April
26 April
27 April
Main Hub Library
Mt Albert
 9am - 4.30pm  8am - 9pm Closed8am - 9pm  8am - 9pm
Building 1 Library
Mt Albert
Closed 8.30am - 8pm Closed8.30am - 8pm8.30am - 8pm
 Waitakere Library10am - 4pm  8am - 8pm Closed 8am - 8pm 8am - 8pm

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Library Easter Hours 2017

Unitec is closing at 1:00 pm on Thursday 13 April. Please get home safely before the storm arrives.

Over the Easter break the Unitec libraries will be open at times different from their regular hours. Check the details below or see the library hours page.

 14 Apr 
15 Apr
 16 Apr
17 Apr
18 Apr
Hub Library and
Learning Commons
Mt Albert
Closed 9am - 4.30pm Closed  Closed   9am - 4.30pm 
Building 1
Closed 9am - 4.30pm Closed Closed Closed
Closed  10am - 4.00pm  Closed Closed 8am - 8pm

Monday, March 27, 2017

Easter Egg Draw

Be in to win one of 3 Easter Eggs!

Check out your books on the self-check machine at any Unitec Library, print off the slip & bring it to the desk

Winner drawn Wednesday 12th April 2017

 Unitec Hub Library, Building One Library and Waitakere Library

The winner will have their picture posted on the Unitec Library Facebook page

For more information Contact us

Friday, March 24, 2017

Useful apps for students

There are some great apps for students to use available in iOS, android and the web.

Discover them now!
 To find the useful apps in your subject area or interest, go to the relevant Study Guides. Click on the links below:

In addition, these are essential apps that every university student should use on their Android and  iPhone device.

For more information, visit our Mobile Devices subject guide page.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Be prepared and start strong this semester

Learn essential computer and study skills to help you succeed at Unitec:

Study skills, academic writing and referencing
Computer / IT skills
  Study guides & Study toolbox 
  • Find the Library's subscription and latest databases by name, subject or vendor. To find even more e-resources including free websites in your subject area go to the relevant Subject Guide.  (Click here to Subject and Study Guides)
  • Take sometime to explore the Study Toolbox. The library and Te Puna Ako have created resources to help you in your studies. Click here to Study Toolbox  

Friday, February 10, 2017


Free books and journals! Bring your own carry bag!

Unitec Library welcomes you to a new academic year by offering free books and journals!

These library books are no longer required by the library so they are being given away free. They cover many subjects taught at Unitec.  You can take as many as you want.
When:  During opening hours
Where: In foyer of Building 113 next to ANZ Bank

Please note more items will be added each day as space permits so check back regularly

Monday, January 23, 2017

Database outage - Taylor and Francis

Due to an important system update, the Education Collection database from Taylor and Francis will be unavailable on Thursday 26 January from midday until 4pm.

Please take this into account in your schedule. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more details, please contact us here.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pay your library fines online

Students can now pay library fines online through the  student portal.
  1. Log into the student portal. (Students need to use your @myunitec.ac.nz email address)
  2. Go to My Tools
  3. Click on the Make a payment button. If you have a library fine, the total owing will be displayed. 
  4. In the dropdown Payment for, select Library fines, and enter the amount you wish to pay. Click on Continue to payment.
  5. Fill in all information needed to complete the online banking process. 
  6. If the payment has been successful, you will receive a Unitec Library Fine/Fee Payment Receipt when your library balance has been updated.

For details of your fines, log into your library account in LibrarySearch (with the same details as the student portal).

Please do not pay a fee for a lost book if you think you have returned it. Contact library staff immediately. Do not pay the fee until you have discussed it with library staff.

If you cannot log into the student portal, you can make a payment at any Unitec library branch, or can use the internet banking instructions on library fines and fees webpage.