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Friday, February 10, 2017


Free books and journals! Bring your own carry bag!

Unitec Library welcomes you to a new academic year by offering free books and journals!

These library books are no longer required by the library so they are being given away free. They cover many subjects taught at Unitec.  You can take as many as you want.
When:  During opening hours
Where: In foyer of Building 113 next to ANZ Bank

Please note more items will be added each day as space permits so check back regularly

Monday, January 23, 2017

Database outage - Taylor and Francis

Due to an important system update, the Education Collection database from Taylor and Francis will be unavailable on Thursday 26 January from midday until 4pm.

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

For more details, please contact us here.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pay your library fines online

Students can now pay library fines online through the  student portal.
  1. Log into the student portal. (Students need to use your @myunitec.ac.nz email address)
  2. Go to My Tools
  3. Click on the Make a payment button. If you have a library fine, the total owing will be displayed. 
  4. In the dropdown Payment for, select Library fines, and enter the amount you wish to pay. Click on Continue to payment.
  5. Fill in all information needed to complete the online banking process. 
  6. If the payment has been successful, you will receive a Unitec Library Fine/Fee Payment Receipt when your library balance has been updated.

For details of your fines, log into your library account in LibrarySearch (with the same details as the student portal).

Please do not pay a fee for a lost book if you think you have returned it. Contact library staff immediately. Do not pay the fee until you have discussed it with library staff.

If you cannot log into the student portal, you can make a payment at any Unitec library branch, or can use the internet banking instructions on library fines and fees webpage.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


In order to login to LibrarySearch (also known as 'Primo login' or 'mylibrary login') the username format has changed.  You now need to use your Office365 login.

Staff now need to login with username@unitec.ac.nz eg jsmith@unitec.ac.nz
Students now need to login with username@myunitec.ac.nz eg smithj04@myunitec.ac.nz

** Please note: the password format has not changed - continue to use your usual Unitec network login password

You will need to log in when requesting an item, or looking at your account details.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Waitākere Library extended hours for Summer Semester 2016

From Saturday 10th December to Tuesday 20th December, Waitākere Library services will be open longer hours over the summer school semester.

  Waitākere Library extra hours: 10 Dec 2016 – 20 Dec 2016

  • Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 December: 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Monday 12 – Thursday 15 December: 8.30am - 9.00pm
  • Friday 16 December: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Saturday 17 –Sunday 18 December: 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Monday 19 –Tuesday 20 December: 8.30am - 9.00pm

Check the Library Hours page for full details

Have a great summer!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Returning library items when the library is closed

When the library is closed, you can still return your items through the After Hours Returns slot. There is a slot at each library.
  • These slots can only be used when the library is closed.
  • Items returned through these slots will be checked in before the library is open next.  
  • Laptops must be returned to the desk where it was issued.
Hub Library 
The After Hours Returns slot is outside the main doors at Building 110 level 1

Building 1 Library 
The returns slot is inside Building 1 past the exhibition hall or foyer beside the library doors.

Waitakere Library
Use the Waitakere Public Library After Hours Returns slot at level 1

For more information, contact us here.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Library hours over the summer break 2016 -2017

From 26 November Unitec library services will be open for shorter hours. 
For a quick summary...

Mt Albert Campus
  • Hub Library and Hub Commons:  
    • Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm    
    • Weekends: Closed
  • Building 1 Library: 
    •   Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm  
    •  Weekends: Closed
 Waitakere Campus
  • From Saturday10th to Tuesday 20th Dec 2016, Waitākere Library services will be open extra hours over the summer school semester. See details
 26 Nov 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
    • Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm  
    • Weekends: Closed

Remember to check the Library Hours page 
for full details and special dates