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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Support for laptop/software needs

Laptops are no longer available for loan from Unitec libraries. We encourage you to bring your own laptop/device to Unitec and use the wifi available in our student spaces.

Please contact your lecturer, Programme Coordinator or Academic Programme Manager or studentsupport@unitec.ac.nz for assistance with laptop/software/equipment needs.

COVID-19: Hardship Fund

Students (domestic) who have been affected financially by COVID-19, may be eligible for the COVID-19: Hardship Fund.

See eligibility information and Hardship Fund Form on the Student Support Advisors page

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Distance and Inter-library loans services have resumed from today

Kia ora e te whānau,

We have resumed our distance services and full Inter-library loans services i.e. both print books and article requests from today, Thursday 11/06/2020.
  • For Inter-library loans services, use either the Article request form or Book request form to request for materials not held in the Unitec Library collections, and we can request for materials on your behalf from other libraries and institutions within NZ or from overseas. For any queries, email: interloans@unitec.ac.nz More details are here for Unitec staff and students using our interloans service.

Ngā mihi nui,
Subject Librarian team

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Unitec library spaces are re-opening

Unitec library spaces are re-opening in line with the campuses.

Staffing at the libraries are currently:

Mt Albert (B180) Library from Tues 2 June
9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri
8am - 4pm, Saturdays
9.30am - 4pm, Sundays
Waitākere (B510) Library from Monday 8 June.
 8am - 5pm, Mon - Fri only.

These hours may change without notice. For the most up to date information including building opening hours check hours page on the website.

There are no laptops available for loan from the library. Please contact studentsupport@unitec.ac.nz for assistance with equipment needs.

Returning your library items
Items may now be returned (although note that most items are not due back until 28 July). At Mt Albert Campus please use the external book returns bins near the main entrances of B180 (Te Puna Student Hub), or when the building is open use the returns slot by the stairs on the Red Lecture theatre side. At Waitākere, you may return from 8 June, to the public library or Unitec library on B520 Level 3.

Requesting books and other items
If you request an item you can now select a library location or ‘Online Support’. Online support is how you opt for Click and Collect, and you will be contacted by our Subject Librarians and be emailed when item is ready to collect. Alternatively if you choose to pick up your items from the library location you will just get an automated notice when it is ready to collect and you will need to locate the item on the hold shelf (under your surname) and issue the item to yourself via the self-check.

Group study rooms are available. Due to social distancing requirements, please limit the number of people in your group to 50% of stated room capacity, and keep a record of who is in your group.

Please contact us at library@unitec.ac.nz or 0800 10 75 10 if you have any questions.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Samoan Language Week 2020

Tālofa lava, afio mai,

Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa - Samoan Language Week is being held from Sunday 24 May – Saturday 30 May, 2020. 

The theme for this year is "Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga" - Prepare yourself a gift for your travels. Samoa is located in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu. This year’s theme highlights the importance to honour, respect and share the gifts of our life’s journey and provides an opportunity to reflect in our personal journey during these challenging times. It is about coming together to build, support and strengthen the fa’asamoa (Samoan culture) and Gagana Samoa (Samoan language) with these ōso (gifts) and urges us to prepare for the journey ahead as we celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa.

Unitec Library has resources in electronic version to learn more about the island nation, Samoa. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide.

Use the hashtag #‎SLW2020 to follow the events on social media.

For more information, visit these websites:

 Fa’afetai tele lava

Samoa Language Week Poster FINAL