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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 still 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:

Catherine Trenberth:
School of Social Work and Sport, Maritime School, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Service Industries (Logistics, Floristry, Hairdressing), School of Secondary tertiary Studies, Technology Park (Building/Construction, Horticulture)

Diana McMahon-Reid:

School of Arts and Education, School of Languages and Community Education,

Technology Park - Engineering (shared with Fred), Specialist Trades, Automotive

Fred Ling:

School of Business, School of Digital Technologies,

Technology Park – Engineering (shared with Diana)

Iva Matagi:

Schools of Nursing and Health and Counselling 

What the library has for you:

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

Learning Services help for students

We are still here to support you!

You can book an appointment with an Academic Learning Advisor (Mona, Candice, Heather (maths) or Karen) via the Library website or click this link

Please e-mail your questions (plus your draft, the assignment question and rubric) before your appointment to

Please add your student number and telephone number when mailing us.

There are also useful resources in our Canvas page.

Use this link to get directly to Academic writing guides.

Copyright for books and articles

MIT 's license with Copyright Licensing New Zealand. extends the Copyright Act limits for copying. These include:
•  up to 10% or one chapter of a book, whichever is greater;
•  one or part of one article from a periodical publication, or additional articles from the same periodical publication if they are on the same subject.

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.