Albany Library

Albany Library

Welcome to the Albany Library

Kei te mihi atu te whanau a Te Putanga Ki Te Ao Mātauranga ki nga akonga no tawahi.

The Albany Campus' Library provides state-of-the-art Library facilities and technologies. We look forward to seeing you in the Library and helping you with your information needs during your time at Massey University.

 

Location and Maps

The Library is located on the East Precinct of the Albany campus, between the Atrium Building and the IIMS Building. The main entrance to the University is through Gate 1 on the Albany Expressway (formerly called State Highway 17) and car parking is available in front of the Quad Building. Please see the campus maps, transport and parking information for further details.

Drop-in Library tours are offered at the beginning of Semesters 1 and 2 and will be advertised on the Library Tours and Classes Schedule. You can arrange a tour at another time - ask at the Information Desk or contact us.

Combined Services Desk

Lending and Information services, and IT assistance are provided from a Combined Services Desk inside the Library entrance on Level 2.

Lending:

  • Issues/Borrowing
  • Collecting requested items that are "Ready for pickup"
  • Adding credit to network accounts for printing and photocopying
  • Purchase of Library bags, headphones, photocopy cards
  • Payment of Library fines and charges
  • Loan of headphones, remote controls, cassette players, and assorted stationery
  • Lost property
  • Lending closes 15 minutes prior to the Library closing

Information:

  • General help and enquiries
  • Assistance with locating Library material and literature searching
  • EndNote queries
  • Help with MyLibrary, for managing your Library record online
  • Staff and postgraduate Research Consultations are available by appointment

IT assistance:

  • Assistance with using the computers, printing, photocopying and scanning, wireless configuration, and other Library equipment



Please note: Full services may not be available during weekday evenings after 8 p.m., weekends and public holidays.

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Collections

The Albany Campus Library has a generalist collection, with an emphasis on business, the social sciences, and the sciences. The Library holds over 120,000 books, plus print journals, newspapers, reference items, and audiovisual material to support the programmes offered at the Albany Campus.

 

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection is located on the left as you enter the Library on Level 2. The Collection contains text books and other high demand material which is available for either 2 hour or 3 day loan. This is a self-service collection with a self-check machine that students can use to borrow and return short loan material.

 

Pasifika Collection

A research collection of Pasifika material is being developed at the Albany Library. It is housed on Level 3 and books can be identified by a frangipani label on the spine of material. The collection holds books, print journals, and audiovisual material with Pasifika content.

 

NgĀ Kupu Ora Collection

Books, print journals, and audiovisual material containing significant Māori content are held in the Ngā Kupu Ora collection on Level 3. It can be identified by a mango-pare label on the spine of the material.

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Study Areas & Room Booking

A wide range of study space options is provided in the Library. There are 1000 study spaces, 11 study pods and 7 group study rooms. The group study rooms are located on Levels 2 and 3 and are equipped with a computer and whiteboard. The rooms can be booked up to a week in advance, for up to two hours a day per group, on a standalone PC located on a pillar in the middle of the Information Commons or online via the button below. The study pods on Level 1 cannot be booked and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. These pods are intended for groups, and individual students using a pod will be asked to vacate it if there is a group waiting. Groups can also work together at any of the large tables on Levels 1-3.  Levels 4 and 5 are quiet zones for individual, silent study.

Book a Group Study Room

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Disability Access & Services

The Albany Campus provides mobility parking close to the Library entrance, ramp access, automatic doors, accessible toilets and a lift to all five floors. There is a Disability Study Room on Level 2 of the Library which has disability computer equipment. This room has swipe card access and students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Campus' Disability Coordinator (whose office is on Level 3 of the Library) to request access. For more information, please see The Library for People With Disabilities.

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Distance Students

Distance students are welcome to visit the Albany Campus Library and are entitled to use the same facilities and services as those studying internally. Please bring your ID card or, if you haven't received one, photo identification. Freepost return labels are available on request from the Combined Services Desk. Books from any Massey Library may be returned to the Albany Campus Library. Distance students have a login for the Information Commons - use your student ID number and PIN. Please ask at the Information Desk if you don't know your PIN, or it's not working.

The print collection at the Albany Campus Library primarily supports papers and courses taught at the Albany Campus.

For more information please visit The Library for Distance Students.

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Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is now located in the Library on Level 3. The centre has learning consultants that provide one-on-one consultations with students and also workshops on the following:

  • understanding your assignment question
  • assignment structure and writing essays
  • referencing
  • time management
  • exam preparation

Contact CTL to make an appointment - email: slc-alb@massey.ac.nz, phone: 09 441-8143, website: albanyctl.massey.ac.nz

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Albany Library Information Commons

The Information Commons is located on Level 2 of the Library. There are 150 computers available for use by Massey University students (internal and extramural) and staff on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Computing Facilities

  • multi-purpose computers
  • multi-functional devices (MFDs) that do printing (black & white, and colour), photocopying (black & white, and colour), and scanning

Please see our Information Commons page for information on:

  • applications
  • software
  • loggin on and off
  • printing and saving your work.

Information is also available about Information Technology Services (ITS) computing labs on the Albany campus.

 

Wireless Network

Massey University’s Wireless Networking Service (free to staff and students) is available throughout the Library. More information is available on configuration and coverage from Massey University Wireless Networking Services. Printing is now available to wireless users.  Please see ITS' mobile printing webpage for details.

 

Public/Visitor Walk-In Computer

A public walk-in computer is available on Level 2 offering access to some electronic resources, Internet and email. Printing is not available, but you may email or save documents. Please ask at Information on Level 2 for log in assistance.

 

Help and Support

Specialised IT help is available from the Combined Services Desk during opening hours. Help sheets are also available.

Microsoft Office classes are also offered at the beginning of Semesters 1 and 2 and will be advertised on the Library Tours and Classes Schedule. Bookings are essential.

 

Availability

Computers are available on a first-come first-served basis, and may not be reserved. Computers unattended for more than 15 minutes may be logged off by Library staff and made available for other users. Please consider other students with legitimate study needs before you engage in non-study activities (social networking, email) at peak times. Gaming is not allowed.

 

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Photocopying

  • multi-functional devices (MFDs) that do black & white, and colour photocopying are on Level 2
  • help is available from IT staff at the Combined Services Desk
  • your student ID card is your photocopying card. Your network account must be in credit.
  • photocopying cards may also be purchased for 60 cents from the Combined Services Desk
  • costs:
    Black & white: A4 = 5 cents (excl. GST); A3 = 5 cents (excl. GST)
    Colour: A4 = 40 cents (excl. GST); A3 = 40 cents (excl.GST)
    Double-sided: charged as 2 copies
    Note: GST is deducted at the time you pay money into your network account 

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Other Equipment


Mini Theatre

There is a mini theatre on Level 1 which groups can book to view audiovisual material for study/educational purposes. The theatre can seat 12 people and has a projector and DVD/video machine. All enquiries and bookings to be made at Information on Level 2.

 

DVD and video machines

The Library has DVD and video players on Level 1 for individual viewing of audiovisual material. Headphones may be borrowed from the Desk on Level 2.

 

Microfiche/Microform Printer-Reader

The Albany Campus Library has a microfiche/microfilm reader-printer located in the Archives Room on Level 1. You can save to a USB drive or your student network (H:) drive. For assistance, please ask at Information on Level 2.

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Housekeeping

Food & Drink

Snacks, such as muesli bars, and drinks with spill-proof lids are allowed. Hot and/or messy food is not permitted. Library staff will use their discretion in determining which food and drink are unsuitable.

 

Noise

Please be considerate of others in keeping noise levels to a minimum, including talking, music via headphones, and mobile phone use. Please turn mobile phones off or onto silent mode when in the Library. Levels 4 and 5 are quiet zones for individual, silent study.

 

Lost Property

Lost property items are held at the Combined Services Desk for up to a month, after which they are collected by Security.

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After-Hours Returns

When the Library is closed items can be returned through the after-hours slot to the left of the entrance.

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Contact the Albany Library

Albany Library Contact Details

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