Wellington Library

Welcome to the Wellington Library

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Putanga ki te Ao Mātauranga ki Te Whanganui ā Tara – E harikoa ana mātou ki te kite i a koe i kōnei, me te awhina atu i a koe ki te rapu mātauranga i te wā kei Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa koe.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library and helping you with your information needs during your time at Massey University.  Check out our Library brochure - Library Services for Wellington Students (1,299 KB) - it describes our full range of library services for Wellington students and contains links to online tutorials and demonstrations. 

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Wellington Library Building Project

Level B is now refurbished!  It's proving very popular with it's enhanced facilities, centralised book collection and stylish look.

Please feel free to come use this wonderful the space and offer feedback to library staff.

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Location and Maps

The Library is located between the Pyramid and the Tussock Bar and Café. Entrance A is the closest Wallace Street entrance, and will take you into the Pyramid. The wooden-framed doors on the north side of the Pyramid lead to the Library entrance. From Tasman Street enter through the glass doors on the left of Tussock, and turn left to reach the Library entrance.

For information about travelling to the Campus please see Maps, transport and parking.

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.

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Wellington Library Desks

Both desk are open during Library opening hours.

Lending Desk Services

The Lending desk sits opposite the Library entrance on the ground floor. It closes 15 minutes prior to the Library closing.

  • Issues/Borrowing
  • Returns
  • Renewals
  • Collecting requested items that are "Ready for pickup"
  • Short Loan Collection
    Set text and material placed on short loan by course controllers. Available for 2 hour-loan in the Library
  • Payment of Library fines and charges (credit card payments may not be accepted, please phone the Lending Desk or see Paying fines)
  • Adding credit to network accounts for printing and photocopying
  • Purchase of photocopy cards, Library bags and OHP/acetate
  • Lost property (taken to the Buildings & Facilities Helpdesk daily)

Information Desk Services

The Information desk is on the ground floor and closes 8 p.m.

  • Help with finding information and resources
  • Library tours and classes
  • General help and enquiries
  • EndNote support
  • Assistance with using the photocopiers, Library computers, and other Library equipment
  • Staffed by: Qualified librarians until 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Trained Library staff until 8 p.m. Monday - Sunday
  • Staff and postgraduate Research consultations are available by appointment

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The Wellington Campus Library has a generalist collection, but with strength in art and design, music (especially jazz), nursing and communications. The Library holds over 135,000 books, plus print journals, newspapers, reference items, and audiovisual material to support the programmes offered at the Wellington Campus.

Some infrequently-used books and journals are kept in storage due to space restrictions. These show in the Library Catalogue as ‘Wellington Storage’ but can be requested through the Catalogue. To request a journal from storage please contact the Information Desk.

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Study Areas & Room bookings

Group Study Areas

During the building project, Library staff will work hard to provide an environment that supports your study needs.  Some noise and disruption is unfortunately unavoidable though, and we will advertise alternative locations on campus for quiet study, as and when available.

The main group study area is on the large Mezzanine where tables and extra plug sockets are provided, and quiet study-related conversation is permitted.

Parent Study Room

The room is located on the ground floor of the Library (room 5A57) and can be booked in advance through the Lending Desk by parents that are accompanied by young children for a maximum of 2 hours. The room is equipped with a computer, a playpen and some toys that are suitable for young children.

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Disability Access & Services

For information about Library services for people with temporary or permanent impairments, see The Library for People with Disabilities. To discuss individual requirements please contact Disability Services.

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Distance Students

Distance students are welcome to visit Wellington 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.

At the Lending Desk, books will be issued for the longer distance loan period. Freepost return labels are available on request. Books from any Massey University Library may be returned to Wellington Library. For more information about Library services for distance students please visit The Library for Distance Students.

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Wellington Library Information Commons

The Information Commons is located on the Ground Floor of the Library. Computers are available for use by Massey University students (internal and distance) and staff during Library opening hours.

Computing facilities

  • multi-purpose computers
  • Library Catalogue computers 
  • Macintosh computers
  • computer for public walk-in use

Please see our Information Commons page for information on:

  • applications
  • software
  • logging on and off
  • printing and saving your work

Information is also available about Information Technology Services (ITS) Computing Labs on the Wellington campus.


Computers are available on a first-come first-served basis. Computers may not be reserved, except by Library staff for training sessions. Computers unattended for more than 15 minutes may be logged off by Library staff and made available for other users.

Appropriate use

Use of the computers should be in accordance with the University's Use and Access to Information Technology Systems Policy. Please limit activities that are not course-related (e.g. social networking, email) at peak times or when others are waiting to use computers. Access to TradeMe is blocked 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Express Computers

Three express computers are located near the entrance, ideal for quick print tasks. They will automatically log off after 15 minutes.


Massey University's Wireless Networking Service (free to staff and students) is available throughout the Library. More information about getting connected is available from the Information Technology Services. 

CaféNET a commercial wireless ISP network is also available for visitors.

It is not possible to print directly from your laptop to a Library printer. You may borrow a USB drive from the Information Desk to transfer your files. If you need help please ask at the Information Desk.

Public/ Visitor Walk-In Computer

A visitor walk-in access computer is available on the Ground Floor offering access to some electronic resources, Internet and email. Printing is not available, but users may email or save documents. Please ask at the Information Desk to be logged in. For more information please see The Library for Visitors.

IT Help and Support

Help is available from the Information Desk during opening hours. Specialised IT help is available from the Wellington Regional IT Support reception desk (Block 4, level C), 8.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Help sheets are also available.

The ITS Wellington web pages also contain help information.

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Printing, Photocopying & Scanning

7 MFDs (multi-functional devices) are available on Level A of the Library.

Instructions are displayed on the devices.  Help with printing, photocopying and scanning is available from the Information Desk.

Your network account must be in credit balance to print or photocopy. Student ID cards can be used as printing and photocopying cards, or you can purchase a card from the Lending Desk.

For overhead transparency photocopying, please use only OHP/acetate purchased from the lending Desk.


Black & white: A4 and A3 5 cents (incl. GST)
Colour: A4 and A3 40 cents (incl. GST)
Double-sided is charged as 2 copies
Note: GST is deducted at the time you pay money into your network account, for example:
$5.00 loaded = $4.35 credit
$10.00 loaded = $8.70 credit

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Other Equipment

Headphones can be borrowed from the Lending Desk, and light-boxes are available and can be booked through the Lending Desk.

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Food & Drink

Some food and drink is permitted in the Library, however, hot smelly food is not permitted. Drinks with spill-proof lids are permitted, but care must be taken not to spill drinks on the books, computers or other Library equipment.


Please be considerate of others and keep the noise level to a minimum, turn mobile phones onto silent or vibrate.

Lost and Found

Lost property is taken to the Buildings & Facilities Helpdesk daily.

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After-Hours Returns

An after-hours returns bin is located outside the Library (near the Tussock Café) at Entrance E Tasman Street.

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Contact the Wellington Library

Wellington Library Contact Details

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