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How to get started

Contact your subject librarian to find out what we can offer.

Borrowing - use your staff ID card

Note: Students and staff records are are added automatically to our library system (Alma).

Please contact the library if you have trouble accessing online resources. 

What we have

We have three libraries - Otara Campus, Manukau Campus, and Maritime libraries.

Subject librarians work with lecturers to add to collections to support courses.


Online collections - eBooks, journal articles, videos, New Zealand standards


Print collections - general for loan, reference collection, high demand collection

Text books - we often keep one copy in High Demand for use in the library only 

Library services

We are here to support you!

For research and referencing help, finding online teaching resources, creating course specific Subject Guide resource pages, contact your Subject librarian or email  

Your Subject Librarians:

Diana McMahon-Reid:

Arts and Education, Languages and Community Education, Hospitality, Tourism, Secondary Tertiary Studies, Social Work and Sport, Service Industries (Logistics, Floristry, Hairdressing) and Horticulture

Fred Ling:

Business and Digital Technologies, Maritime School and Technology Park (Engineering)

Iva Matagi:

Nursing, Health and Counselling, and Technology Park (Specialist Trades, Automotive, Building/Construction)

What the library has for you:

  • teaching resources (online and print)
  • research help
  • copyright help and information

Copyright for other media

Our three copyright licenses for print, music, radio and television allow you to copy or re-use.

For more information, look at the Copyright for Staff page.

Questions about copyright or our licenses? - contact Fiona Rongo, our Library and Learning Services Manager.


How to find resources

Tools for finding library resources:

Use the Library App or External Tool inside Canvas to embed content
(basic pdf guide below)

Or link to our homepage:

Online videos

Check out ETV and our special collections.  Video clips can also be saved on MITmedia.