Monday, August 08, 2022
Monday, June 20, 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 interruptionsWe 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:
- access databases via Databases A-Z
- access Unitec ebook collection directly
- book a room for group or individual study
- consult our subject guides
Return to regular service
Thursday, May 19, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about this change.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
The library will no longer offer a text service.
You will still receive emails to your preferred email address regarding the availability of your library request and the pending due date and lost status of your loans.
You can update your email address in student self-service via the student portal.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any queries about this change.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Unitec Library holds a special collection of materials related to his work in New Zealand.
Who was Fred Tschopp?
Fred Tschopp was born in 1901 and died in 1980. He was American and did a lot of work in and around Los Angeles. In the late 1920s, he and his wife decided to go on a big world exploration, which led him to arrive in New Zealand. He was provided with many letters of recommendation from people in the US who he had worked with/for, recommending him as a trustworthy gentleman and a fine landscape architect. We have many of these letters. During his time in New Zealand, he worked for the Borough of Mt Albert, worked on landscaping Parliament House and Premier House, and was heavily involved in what appears to be his biggest project of landscaping the city of Rotorua. This work was done in the early 1930s.
Location of the collection
The collection is in a cabinet in the quiet study area on Level 3 of Te Puna. It is in a half-height tambour.
Access to the collection
The cabinet is currently locked. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to access the cabinet. These items cannot be removed from the library.
What do we have in the collection?
- Diagrams and photos of his work in Los Angeles and California
- Letters of recommendation for Fred Tschopp from previous clients – primarily in the US
- A letter from the Minister of Lands from 1930 recommending Fred Tschopp for his work
- Loose pages from the Parliament House specification
- The Parliament House specification (apparently with all pages)
- Photo of proposed landscaping for Parliament House
- A significant number of newspaper articles, diagrams, plans, letters etc. for the work he did with the landscape of Rotorua
- Newspaper articles, letters etc. from Fred Tschopp’s time of employment as a landscape architect for the Borough of Mt Albert
- Some photos of his adventures around the world on his big world exploration
- Other communication between the USA and New Zealand to/from Fred Tschopp
- Communication between Fred Tschopp and Matthew Bradbury, Professor in Landscape Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology (including his role in establishing the Masters in Landscape Architecture program)
- Photos, letters, research paper and ephemera of a research paper done later about Fred Tschopp
- Various books in landscape architecture once owned by Tschopp
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Performing Arts Film Collection - DVDs
Film DVDs used by Performing and Screen Arts students are now on level 3 of B180 in the quiet study area beside computers with DVD drives. Documentary DVDs are interfiled with their subject areas like the journals. You can borrow the DVDs and watch them off campus. See location on map.
Books that are no longer required by the library are being given away free.
When: During opening hoursWhere: In the Te Puna basement by the Red Lecture Theatre