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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Samoan Language Week 2018 at Unitec Library

             Talofa lava! Come celebrate Samoan Language Week with Unitec Library.
                 “Alofa atu nei. Alofa mai taeao" – Kindness given. Kindness gained”.

The theme is based on the principle of reciprocity offering compassion and kindness that connects the people of the Pacific. This will run from Sunday 27 May - Saturday 2 June 2018.

Gagana Samoa is the third most spoken language in New Zealand. This week coincides with Samoa’s Independence Day on Friday 1 June 2018, celebrating 56 years since the Pacific nation became independent in 1962.

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

Come in and see our display at Unitec Waitākere Library.

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

For more information visit these websites:

Longer opening hours in June for study and exam weeks

Unitec libraries in Te Puna and Waitākere will be open longer hours over the study and exam weeks period, from Saturday 9 June - Friday 29 June 2018. Te Puna (Building 180) - 9 June to 29 June 2018

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

Waitākere library - 9 June to 29 June 2018

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

Building 1 library - open usual hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday: Closed

For full details see Library Hours

For more information contact us

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Flag down the Mt Albert campus shuttle

You can now flag the shuttle down anywhere on Mt Albert campus!

The shuttle runs every 20 minutes all day on the campus loop.  You can flag it down anytime and anywhere along the route and the driver will stop (at the closest and safest stopping point).

During peak times 7:30–8.45am and 3:00-4:45pm the shuttle also does pick-ups from Mt Albert train station (look for the van on the corner of Carrington Road and Willcott Street - next to The Lodge Cafe) and the Pt Chev shops (outside KFC on Great North Road) every 20 minutes.

There are covered stops by B112 and B001.

Check out the shuttle route below – and look out for the orange X signs on the pavement across Mt Albert campus for the route.

Mt Albert – Waitākere shuttle timetable

Remember that the shuttle runs regularly between Mt Albert and Waitākere campuses.  Check out the inter-campus shuttle timetable.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Libraries go cashless from 30 April

Libraries go cashless from Thursday 30 April  2018

Our libraries will no longer accept cash payments for fines from Monday 30 April. Electronic payments will allow us to track transactions more accurately and remove the need to hold cash at public desks.

Through the student portal, students and staff can make real-time payments which will immediately be reflected in the library system. Check out how to do this (60 sec)

Eftpos payments can also be made at the desk at any of our library branches, or the ‘Ask Me’ desk at Te Puna.

If you have any questions, please contact Manager, Services Gail Dallimore gdallimore@unitec.ac.nz

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ebook platform outage on Sun 22 April

On Sunday from 2pm to 7pm access to online ebooks may be restricted due to maintenance by the supplier.

We apologies for any inconvenience these outage may cause.

For any queries please contact us here

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Unitec libraries go cashless from 30 April

With the changing world, the libraries at Unitec have decided to move away from accepting fine payments in cash.  This will enable better tracking of transactions, and remove the need to hold cash at public desks.

Through the student portal, students are able to make real-time payments.  These payments are reflected immediately in the library system.

Payment by EFTpos can still be made at the library / Ask Me desks in all library branches.

For more information, contact us

Monday, March 12, 2018

Easter Hours 2018

There are no classes taught at Unitec over the Easter break from 30 March to 3 April.  

 Unitec libraries, Ask Me desk and Student Central hours over this period are as follows:

 30 March 
31 March
 1 April
2 April
3 April
Te Puna Library
(Ask Me)
Mt Albert
Closed  9am-4.30pm Closed  Closed   9am-4.30pm 
Building 1
Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Closed  Closed  Closed Closed Closed
Mt Albert
Closed  Closed  Closed Closed 9am-4.30pm

Please note: when the library is closed, you can still return your items through the After Hours Returns slot.
  • For Building 1 library, return your items to building 110 or Te Puna Library during operating hours above.
  • For Waitākere library, use the Waitākere Public library after hour slot on level 1.
  • These slots can only be used when the library is closed.
  • Items returned through these slots will be checked in before the library is open next.  
  • Laptops must be returned to the desk where it was issued.
Check our Library Hours page for full details and special dates and Library Facebook page for updates.
For more information, contact us.