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Friday, July 31, 2015

Group Study Room Booking System Link Changed

Due to problem with the Unitec web server the Library's group study room booking system has been moved to another server and the URL link of the system has been changed to: http://studyroombookings.unitec.ac.nz/day.php 

If you use the link to "Book a Group Study Room" on the homepage of the Library website please refresh (ctrl F5) the homepage to bring in the new link.

If you made a room booking before 31/07/2015 please check it is on the new system. If your booking was not transferred please redo your booking.

If you have any further queries, please contact us. We apologise for any inconvenience this change has caused.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Databases Outage - ScienceDirect and Scopus

Two of our databases (ScienceDirect and Scopus) will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance this weekend. The outage will start at 10:00am Sunday 2nd Aug and last for about 4.5 hours until around 2:30pm. 

Mendeley (a referencing software) may also be impacted.  

Please take this into account in your schedule. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For any queries, please contact us:

Phone: (09) 815 4185 or (09) 815 4321 ext. 8625

Friday, July 24, 2015

Start strong this semester

Learn essential computer and study skills to help you succeed at Unitec:

Study skills, academic writing and referencing
Computer / IT skills

Pay your library fines and fees via internet banking

You can pay overdue fines or the replacement fee for your lost library book via internet banking. Just enter details into your internet banking payment system as follows:

Account name: Unitec Institute of Technology
Unitec Bank account number: 06 0287 0317573 00
Particulars*: Enter either
Your Unitec ID Number (eg 1406568 )

Your Unitec username
an example of a student username = millej15
an example of a staff username= jmiller 
Code*: 198000 90LY
Reference*: Your name (The field is limited to 12 characters. If your name is longer abbreviate the first name to one letter, eg J MILLER).

*Important Notes:
  • It is very important to include the particulars, code and reference above so the staff in Unitec accounts know what the payment is for and we can reconcile payments with our library system.
  • If you pay by internet banking there may be delay of several days before your payment shows on your Library record. This is because we have to check the payments in Unitec finance system and then manually enter them into our Library system. We hope to have a more automated procedure in the future.
See more about library fines and fees here: http://library.unitec.ac.nz/services/fines.htm

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fines for overdue interloan items

All students (including postgraduate students) who have overdue interloan items will be fined at the rate of 20c per day as per normal library loans.

Interloans are not automatically renewed – they are loaned for a definitive period of time. Renewals only happen with permission of the library who owns the interloan. Please email interloans@unitec.ac.nz and ask if a renewal is possible.

This change will take place for all interloan items loaned from the 13 July 2015.

See more about fines here: http://library.unitec.ac.nz/services/fines.htm

See more about interloans here: http://library.unitec.ac.nz/services/ill/interloans.htm

Monday, July 06, 2015

Upgrade to Library Subject Guides and the Study Toolbox Guides - now LIVE!

The web publishing platform that hosts our Library Subject Guides and the Study Toolbox Guides was upgraded on 6 July 2015.

This upgrade has changed the look of the guides slightly. See: http://libguides.unitec.ac.nz

Benefits from the upgrade include:
  • Display automatically resizes to suit size of device you are using e.g. Mobile device
  • Databases A-Z integrated into the platform
  • A content management system (CMS) which makes it easier to keep the guides updated as it includes a central asset list for web links and documents in the guides
  • CMS functionality enables separately branded groups of guides

Please feel free to email your feedback to libadmin@unitec.ac.nz

Academic staff if you would like additions or changes made to the content of the guide for your teaching area please contact the Knowledge Specialist for your area.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Problem with online forms

We have been experiencing a problem with receiving Library forms filled in online since 25 JulyIf you have sent a request via a form since 25 July, please send an email to the appropriate email address below to ask for confirmation of its receipt. Please send your request directly to the following email addresses:

Distance students: 


Course Reserve (short loan):
Mt Albert Hub Library -   library@unitec.ac.nz
Mt Albert Building 1 Library - bld1library@unitec.ac.nz
Waitakere Library -  waitakerelibrary@unitec.ac.nz

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Students Using Unitec Waitākere Library During Mid-Year Break

Mid-year break, 6th – 17th July 2015
The Library will be temporarily located in the CIS Study Lab, Building 500-1005, Level 1.
A Librarian will be there to assist as well as issue laptops. 

Hours are:
8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday
 Please note that on Tuesday 14th July CIS Lab/ Library will be closed from 9am – midday.  

For urgent book requests please phone us on (09)8154321 ext. 5022.

Alternatively, please use the Hub Library at Mt Albert.  Click here for Hours at all Unitec Library branches