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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

New books and journals display moved closer to Ask Me desk at Te Puna

In December 2023, the New Books and Journals display shelves were moved closer to the Ask Me desk on level 1, Building 180. This is part of the new layout of the hub space.

You will find a range of our recent additions to library resources. You can borrow these books and journals by issuing them at the self-check machines.

Browse through the newest titles that include art, architecture, business, construction, engineering, Māori and Pacific-related content.

The collection is refreshed about every two weeks. Come and check out the notable titles for teaching and research.

See the location map for more information.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Standards available from the Ask Me Desk

Most of the Standards used in your studies at Unitec are available online at 
New Zealand Standards Online.

The library has some Australian, New Zealand and British standards in print. These are available on request from the Ask Me Desk.  Access will be available when the desk is staffed.

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Reference items now shelved among general collection

The Te Puna library reference books (including dictionaries and other ready reference material) are now interfiled in the general collection. This places them on the shelves according to the call number on their spines, among resources of the same subject. 

On the spine of each book, there is a "Not for Loan" sticker by the Dewey call number.
These books must remain in the library so that ākonga (students) and kaimahi (staff) can rely upon their being available.

A large collection of architecture books is labeled "Not for Loan." The Subject Librarian has placed them behind the display shelf on Level 2 as a mini 'Architecture Not for Loan' collection. As well as "Not for Loan" on the spine, the word "Architecture" is above the sticker. Further signage is still to come.

Please see the Ask Me desk if you need help locating a Not for Loan item.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Summer hours for 2023-2024

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From 27 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.

Details of access to buildings over this time are given below 

Saturday 26 November 2023 to 12 noon Friday 15 December 2023
  • Te Puna: 7am to 6pm Monday to Sunday
  • Waitākere: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday 16 December 2024 to Sunday 7 January 2024
  • Te Puna: Closed
  • Waitākere: Closed
Monday 8 January 2024 to Monday 5 February 2024
  • Te Puna: 7 am to 6pm Monday to Sunday
  • Waitākere: 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Monday 29 January 2024 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
  • Te Puna: Closed
  • Waitakere: Closed
Tuesday 6 February 2024 (Waitangi Day)
  • Te Puna: Closed
  • Waitakere: Closed
From Wednesday 7 February 2024, normal hours resume. See the Library Hours page

After Hours Returns slots

When the library is closed, please return your library items as below.
  • Mt Albert (Te Puna): Items can be returned through the return box at the entrance by Breaktime/Subway, or through the return box at the entrance by Student Central.
  • Waitākere campus: Items can be returned through the Waitākere Public Library after-hours returns slot.
  • Laptops must be returned to the desk where it was issued.
Have a great summer break.

If you have any questions, please email library@unitec.ac.nz.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Waitākere Library interfiles their subject-related DVDs in the general collection

Subject-related DVDs are now shelved within the general collection at Waitākere. You will find them alongside books on the same topic. These DVDs can be loaned for 30 days.  

There is still a collection of movie DVDs available. See the display to the right as you enter by the airbridge from building 510. These DVDs can also be loaned for 30 days.

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Having problems accessing exam papers and other library documents?

Over the weekend of 2/3 September, exam papers, library procedures and other documents hosted on the library server were inaccessible. The issue has been resolved.

If you have problems with this, please clear the cache in your browsers, and try the link again.  See the instructions below on how to clear the cache in the following browsers

If you still have problems, please email library@unitec.ac.nz

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Increasing access to the Architects' Journal

During the mid-year break, the library moved the Architects' Journal in the Te Puna (B180) Library from its original location in the Level 3 Quiet study area Reference collection onto the general library shelves on Level 2. 

It is interfiled according to its Dewey number (720 ARC) with other architectural library books/resources.

The journal is no longer "Reference only". Issues can be borrowed by students and staff under the standard journal loan policy of 7 days with 2 renewals (i.e. a total of 21 days). See the library's Borrowing and renewing limits

If you have any questions, please email library@unitec.ac.nz.