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Friday, March 27, 2020

Physical campus closure and library matters

Unitec's physical locations are currently closed (apart from the Te Puna Waiora Health Centre). 

You cannot return items during lockdown but don't worry as all items due back have been renewed

We have adjusted the library system so that all the books and other items currently on loan and due back during lockdown have been renewed until Mid May. We will extend loan periods again if lockdown is extended. 

Please contact us at library@unitec.ac.nz if you have any questions.

How to contact us during lockdown


Contact us for help and support via our Student Services phone line: 0800 10 75 10

This phone line is currently staffed during these hours:

8am - 8pm Monday to Thursday

8am - 5pm Friday

9am - 5pm Saturday

10am - 4.30pm Sunday

These service hours will be reviewed from time to time depending on increase or decrease of demand and we will update this blog accordingly.

Library Email
You can also email your library and information enquiries to:

Live Help
If you will see an orange 'Live Help' button on our home page that means we can help you via instant messaging (IM). Just click the orange button to start a live IM chat with one of our friendly library and information professionals.

Student services
Use 0800 10 75 10 to get in touch with most student services.
For a list of all our student services see: https://www.unitec.ac.nz/current-students/student-services

Te Puna Waiora Health and Counselling (Medical Centre)
Phone 0800 10 85 10
Counselling services https://www.unitec.ac.nz/current-students/student-life/counselling-services

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Subject Librarian drop-in during semester

Kia ora e te whānau,

Subject Librarian drop-in during semester:

Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: Level 2, Te Puna (180-2050) in the space beside the English Language Learning Collection and Koru Pod
Contact us: libinfo@unitec.ac.nz

Your Subject Librarian can help you with:
  • Finding and using appropriate information
  • Using the catalogue and databases effectively
  • Keeping track of information
  • Using information ethically
 To make an appointment or for more information: https://library.unitec.ac.nz/services/liaisons.htm

 Ngā mihi nui

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Friday, December 20, 2019

Library Return slots

When the library closed, you can still return your items through the After Hours Returns slot at each library.
  • These slots can only be used when the library is closed
  • Items returned through these slots will be checked in by Library staff in a timely manner.
  • Laptops and short loan items must be returned to the desk where it was issued.
  • Ensure all parts are present when you return an item
Te Puna Library (B180)
The After Hours Return slot is outside the Student Central and West Entrances just outside Break Time at Te Puna Building

Waitakere Library (B520)
The After Hours Return is where the Waitakere Public Library After Hours Returns slot at Level 1.


PASA Library (B202)
The return slot located inside Building 202 and can only access by a security card.

Building 1 Library - Will close from Monday 2 December 2019 onwards, see details
If you have items that previously issued from Building 1 library, please return to one of the returns slots at building 202, access swipe card only or return to one of the returns slots at Te Puna library (B180)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Library changes from 2 December onwards

The Building One Library will be relocated on Monday 2 December onwards.
  • The library resources for design and architecture are planned to be available in b180 Te Puna from 9 December onwards
  • The library resources for performing and screen arts are planned to be available in b202 rm1010 from 9 December onwards

All resources remain searchable through the Library’s catalogue but location changes may take a couple of days to update in the system. If you wish to access items in transit or 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.
Building 1 Entrance

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 short loan items must be returned to the desk where it was issued.

Te Puna library – After hours returns boxes are located outside the Student Central, at the West Entrances next to Break time.

Waitākere library – Use Waitākere 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 close from Monday 2 December onwards. Return all items from Building 1 library to Te Puna (B180) library.

PASA students will have access to B202-1010 from 9 December for resources related to their subject area. These resources should be returned to the box in B202.