Who can use the library?
You can use our library if you are a full-time student or the supervisor of a full-time student living in New Zealand.
Help and resources can also be found at one of the many public libraries located around New Zealand. The services of public libraries are usually free or low cost.
How do I join the library?
Just phone, email the library or send us a letter with your name, student ID number and your interests. You must be a full-time, non-fee-paying student or a supervisor of a full-time, non-fee-paying student.
How do I contact the library?
By phone: 0800 65 99 88 extension 8783
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Bag 39992
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045
What’s available from the library?
We have books for recreational reading and help with your studies. We also have a small collection of videos, graphic novels, magazines and audio books.
What happens when I join?
We will send you a library folder, a welcome letter and a bookmark for you to keep. We ask each student to give us feedback on the items borrowed by writing comments in the library folder. Please return your library folder with your books each time, as we use your feedback to choose more books for you.
Can I choose my own books?
Yes. Tell us what you would like and we will send those books to you.
How will I know what’s available?
You can search the library catalogue and tell the library staff what you would like next. Books listed as being in the library branch are available for students to borrow.
How do I reserve an item?
Contact the library and we’ll reserve an item for you. You can also do it yourself by logging into the library catalogue.
How do I log in?
Enter your user name and password. Your default user name and password are both your student ID number. Click login. If you have not used the library before, you will need to contact us first so we can register you
What will I see if I log in to the library catalogue?
You can see the items you have out, what you’ve borrowed in the past, and you can place reserves.
How much can I borrow at one time?
You can borrow up to ten items at a time.
What if I have an overdue item?
You cannot borrow anything else until you return or renew the item.
Do you have any online resources?
We have EPIC online databases, which include:
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online
- The Opposing Viewpoints reference centre
- The Oxford English Dictionary online
- Grove Art and Music
- The Australia New Zealand Reference Centre.
You can search these databases from wherever you have Internet access. Contact the library for the user name and password.
When is the library open?
The library is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
We are closed on public and board holidays, but we are open during the school holidays.