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Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Library building access for Easter and Anzac

During the Unitec Easter break, there are some changes to the access hours of the library spaces.

 Easter hoursTe Puna B180Waitakere Campus Library B520
access is via the airbridge on level 3 of building B510
Friday 7 April (Good Friday)ClosedClosed
Saturday 8 April7am - 6pm10am - 2pm
Sunday 9 April (Easter Sunday)7am - 6pmClosed
Monday 10 April (Easter Monday)ClosedClosed
Tuesday 11 April (Unitec closed)7am - 6pm8am - 4pm
 Anzac Day Te Puna B180Waitakere Campus Library
Tuesday 25 April (Unitec closed)Closed    Closed
For full information, link to the library website.

Have a great break.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Flood-damaged library items

Due to the recent bad weather in Auckland, we are aware that some students and staff may have flood-damaged library items.

Please tell us. 
  1. Take a photo of the items (including the barcode on the front of each item).
  2. Email these photos to the library at library@unitec.ac.nz along with your name and student ID no.
  3. Dispose of these items yourself - don't bring them to the library.
The library staff will contact you if they require any further information.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Longer loans for journals

We recognise that it can take longer than three days to read a journal/magazine/serial. Journals can now be loaned for 3 weeks (if another person has not requested it). The loan is for 1 week with 2 automatic renewals of 1 week.

The journals are shelved alongside books of the same Dewey numbers in boxes in order of year of publication.

A few journals cannot be borrowed, but these are clearly labelled as Not for Loan, with most of the journal collection available to staff and students.

You can find out if we have a specific journal title by searching the library catalogue LibrarySearch and by browsing the library shelves.

The most recent issues are on a display shelf at the front of Te Puna and on a new journals display shelf in Waitākere library.

Check out the library website for more details about borrowing rules and limits.

The change of loan length will take effect for journals issued after 15 November 2022.

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

New issues of journals on display in the New Books area on level 1 of Te Puna  Journals are shelved alongside books with the same Dewey numbers

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Returning library items at end of your studies

At the end of your time studying at Unitec, you are required to return all your library items. You will be reminded via email sent to your preferred email address, to return your loaned items within two weeks of your last class. You will be charged for all outstanding loans within a month of your final class.

Returning these items to the library will remove the outstanding fees from your Unitec account. Large outstanding fees may be referred to our debt collection agency.

We encourage you to speak to a library team leader if you have problems locating or paying for lost items.

Need to return library books?

At Mt Albert Campus there are two outdoor library return boxes. One return box is near Student Central outside Te Puna B180 doors - opposite the Copy Centre, and the other return box is by Breaktime opposite B183.

You can also return items to the Ask Me desk.

At Waitākere Campus you can return Unitec library items through the Waitākere Public Library returns slot and within the Unitec Library.

Monday, August 08, 2022

Co-branding with Unitec and Te Pūkenga logos

Unitec became a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga on 1 April 2020.   

In order to increase awareness of this change, Unitec websites will start displaying the Te Pūkenga logo alongside the Unitec logo.

This includes the Library, Study Toolbox and Student Success appointment booking pages.

You may also see the Te Pūkenga branding at the bottom of the web pages.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Library system service outage - Sunday 3 July 2022

On Sunday 3 July 2022, LibrarySearch will be unavailable due to data migration work being completed by our vendor.  This outage will last most of the day.

During this time, you will be unable to:

  • access the Library catalogue (LibrarySearch), including browsing, placing requests, and loaning items
  • view your current loans, pending requests or fines and fees in LibrarySearch
  • search for journals and databases via the Library catalogue.  You can still access the databases through the Databases A-Z
  • loan any items from a library branch

Accessing Library services during the interruptions

We encourage you to plan if you will require any library resources during the maintenance period.
During the service interruptions you will still be able to access the following Library services:

Return to regular service 

Access to Library systems will return to normal after the maintenance period.

Please contact library@unitec.ac.nz if you have any queries about this outage.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Change to library processes regarding lost books

Unitec library print books and other physical library items are resources provided for the use of all students and staff. Increasingly loaned items are not being returned.

To encourage the return of loaned items we will be shortening the time before the item is declared lost. Once the item is declared lost the borrower is liable for the cost of the item as a debt owing to Unitec. This debt will result in blocks to library services and may also block enrolment in Unitec courses and graduation.

If the book is returned the debt will be removed.

If the book is not returned the blocks will remain in place and we may pass the debt to a debt collection service.

Please contact libadmin@unitec.ac.nz if you have any queries about this change.