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Monday, June 10, 2024

Te Puna open longer for Study and Exam Weeks in June 2024

Te Puna (B180) will be open for an extra hour in the evenings over the study and exam weeks period, from Monday 10 June to Thursday 27 June 2024. 

Te Puna (Building 180) - 10 June to 27 June 2024

Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Weekends: 7:00am - 7:00pm

Waitākere Rangi Marie - open usual hours
(located on B510 - level 1 near Student Central)

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Waitākere Library - open usual hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

For full details, see Library Hours

For more information, contact us

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

ANZAC display at Unitec libraries

Our librarian, Geraldine, has created a display of information about Anzac Day and its meaning at Waitākere Library. Anzac Day is commemorated annually on 25 April.  

This day marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian troops, popularly known as Anzacs (the acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps), on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915. While the campaign ended in military defeat, it is widely claimed that the Gallipoli experience helped foster a sense of nationhood in both New Zealand and Australia.

In Te Puna at Mt Albert, the Anzac display was organised by Amy. It is located in the koru pod directly opposite the Ask Me Desk.

Unitec is closed on Anzac Day. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Easter building hours

Details of access to buildings over the Easter break are below

Friday 29 March (Good Friday)
  • All campuses: Closed
Saturday 30 March
  • Mt Albert Te Puna: 7am to 6pm
  • Waitākere Te Rangi Marie: 7am - 4pm
  • Waitākere Library: Closed
Sunday 31 March (Easter Sunday)
  • Mt Albert Te Puna: 7am to 6pm
  • Waitākere: Closed
Monday 1 April 
  • All campuses: Closed
Tuesday 2 April (Unitec Closed)
  • Mt Albert Te Puna: 7am to 6pm
  • Waitākere: Closed

From Wednesday 3 April, normal hours resume. See the Library Hours page

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.