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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 are added automatically but we need to add your record manually.

What we have

We have three libraries - Otara Campus (Main Library), 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

How we can help

What the library has for you:

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

For research help, finding teaching resources and more, contact your subject librarian or email

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 Pat Liao, our Institute Librarian


How to find resources

Tools for finding library resources:

  • Search Rapua  - covers most of what we have.
  • Subject Guides - links for specific courses (and to your Subject Librarian).
  • Interloan - for books or articles that we don't have access to.

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.