The libraries have a wide range of items you can borrow, including books, dvds and course reading. Some items are 'reference only', which means they cannot be removed from the Library. You need your current Unitec ID card or associate member Library card to borrow Library items.
Scroll down this page for more information about borrowing items.
We encourage you to use the self-check machine to borrow items - please ask for assistance if needed.
An 'Ask Me' Library & Information service desk is located prominently in each of the Te Puna (B180) and Waitākere libraries. Check the library hours page to determine when these desks are staffed. Note that borrowing from the desk ceases 15 minutes before closing.
At this desk you can:
We can also help with any problems you are having with your library loans or library account. More about our services.
All current staff and students have a library membership. If you are not a staff or student you may be eligible to apply for Associate membership - See Schedule 1: Privileges, fees and limits' to the Library Procedure and Unitec Library Associate Membership.
Your Library ID card is your Unitec Student /Staff ID card, or Associate Member's card. If your Library ID card is lost, stolen or destroyed, report its loss to both the Library and Student Central as soon as possible. An administration fee may be charged for a replacement card. You are responsible for returning or replacing any Library material borrowed before the loss, theft or destruction of the card was reported. You may not allow your Library ID card to be used by any other person to borrow Library material. For more information see the Library Procedure see the following links
Your Library Account is accessible by logging into LibrarySearch. It collects all your borrowing information.
You can check what you have borrowed including recalls, fines and date-due information. Your loans will automatically renew, though you can renew loans yourself and check your requests.
Please note that you cannot update personal contact details via your Library Account. To update contact details Log into the student portal.
Your loans will be renewed automatically up to the maximum allowed period.
*Please note there are some restrictions on renewing items:
All items you have on loan may be subject to recall request at any time by another Library member. If this happens you will be contacted with the new due date by email or letter or text (if you have registered for text notices). Recalled items must be returned to the Library by the new due date specified in the notice. If not a large fine will be incurred.
All students are responsible for ensuring that Unitec has their correct contact details and must update any changes using the My Records section of the student portal portal. Any Recall Request fines accrued due to incorrect contact details are the responsibility of the borrower.
From time to time your lecturer may give you a list of items (books/journals/DVDs) they want you to consult and these items are kept on on short loan. These items are kept at the desk and issued for a shorter loan period than normal - either 2 hours, 24 hours or 3 days. The length of time you have the book will be shown on a label on the front of the item. Usually you may take the item out of the Library, but do remember to bring it back by the due time.
To search for these items use the 'Course Reading' tab on LibrarySearch and enter the Course Code, Course Name or Lecturer Name.
Unfortunately we are not always told of items a class will need to use. If this is the case please let us know at the Desk or tell your lecturer to contact the Library.
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