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Information for MIT Students

Our friendly, professional librarians are available to help you find, evaluate and use information effectively. We have an extensive range of books, articles and online resources to support your studies and research. We can also arrange for you to borrow items from other libraries in New Zealand and overseas.

Find Library Resources

Search Rapua can search most of our library resources including books, databases, eBooks, DVDs, and articles.

Our Libraries

We have three libraries:

  • The Ōtara Campus Library (Level 2, NP Block) at our Ōtara North Campus 
  • Manukau Campus Library at MIT Manukau (Level 2)
  • The Maritime library at the Maritime Campus in Auckland CBD.

For more information please see our locations guide.


You need to show us your current MIT ID card to borrow.

You may have up to 10 items on loan to you at any time.

Loan lengths:

Books: 3 weeks or 1 week

Serials: 1 week

DVDs: 1 week

High Demand items: 2 hours, 1 item only.


  • High Demand items can be renewed once if no one is waiting.
  • You can renew an item twice as long as no one is waiting for the item (Recalled).
  • If someone has Requested an item issued to you (recalled), an email and a text message (via your record's preferred  mobile number) will be sent to you to tell you to return the item by the due date.

Requesting items 

By using our library catalogue you can Request items that are on loan to another student or request an item from another campus library. If you have a book that has been requested by another person, you will be sent an email and a text message (via your record's preferred  mobile number) to let you know that the item has been requested by another borrower.

Fines and other charges

Items that have been Requested are subject to overdue fines of $3 per day. Lost or damaged items are subject to charges for the cost of replacement. Administration fees will also be charged if an invoice is issued.

Payment is via either via Internet banking ( Westpac Bank account: 03-1509-0187933-00 ) or the Student Learner Portal
Please use your Student ID number and Name as reference.

Ask a librarian

If you need help with searching, or need tips on which tools or databases to use for your coursework, please use our ChatNow service or via our contact us page.

Talk to your Subject Librarian:

Support areas:

  • Finding the information you need
  • Evaluating information
  • Referencing (APA or IEEE)
  • Research and using databases

Contact your Subject Librarian or book an online appointment via the library website.

Talk to an Academic Learning Advisor:

Support areas:

  • Writing skills
  • Study skills
  • Numeracy/Maths

Email the Academic Learning Advisors or book an online appointment via the library website.

Other services

High Demand collections 

Our High Demand collections contain books and other library materials which are in high demand by students, such as course textbooks and recommended readings. High demand resources can only be used in the library. The High Demand collections are generally held behind the Lending Desk at each branch.

Interlibrary Loan 

Borrow or request books and articles from other libraries in New Zealand using the interloan service. ​All currently enrolled Manukau Institute of Technology students can use the interloan service for study or research purposes. Visit our interlibrary loan page for more information.

Reciprocal borrowing between MIT and UNITEC

Manukau Institute of Technology students are eligible to borrow books in person from the Unitec library. You first need to fill in an enrolment form found on this page and take it along to any of the Unitec Library branches. Their borrowing policy applies to all borrowed material.  

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