Non-Borrowing and Electronic Access Services

Non-Borrowing Services

Individuals who are not currently enrolled students or staff (but may have borrowing privileges) have access to the following services:

Use of the Library

Non-borrowing use of any of the Massey University Libraries is freely available to members of the public. Reading spaces and photocopiers are provided. Guest access to Discover allows you to search for Library books and media.

For individuals who want to borrow from the Massey collection, interlibrary loan (via your own institutional or public library) or financial membership (under Registered Member Categories) is recommended.

Document Supply

A document supply service from Massey University Library collections is provided to external clients:

  • Photocopy of article or book chapter (within the Copyright Act), posted or faxed. (May not be able to supply from electronic resources).
  • $20 per article, $10 to fax
  • Request to Document Supply Services, Manawatū Library. Please pay in advance.

Interlibrary loans

Photocopies of articles may be obtained from another library on interlibrary loan, and supplied to external clients:

  • Photocopy of article, posted or faxed.
  • $30 per article, plus $10 to fax
  • A signed authorisation must state that the purpose of the photocopy is for research or private study.
  • Books cannot be obtained on interlibrary loan for external clients.
  • Request to Document Supply Services, Manawatū Library. Please pay in advance.

Visitor Access to Electronic Resources

Use the search box below for Visitor (guest) access to Discover:

Walk-in access

Visitor access to electronic resources is available in each of the Massey University Libraries, for those visiting in person and where licences permit. Not all of our licensed resources are available for use by walk-in visitors.

Information on how to access these resources is in this brochure:  Walk-in Resources Walk-in Resources (222 KB)

You are able to email or save documents and search results.

Printing is available by putting documents on to your USB and arranging payment/printing with Library staff.

View the list of databases on walk-in access computers.

View the Terms and Conditions for Article Databases, Ejournals, and Ebooks.

If you have any questions about this service please contact us.

Free article databases

There is a great deal of scholarly publishing freely available on the Internet. Some useful databases are:

Citations to agricultural literature.

BioMed Central
Open access journals in the field of biology and medicine.

Cochrane Library (systematic reviews and clinical trials)
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting.  Full access is provided free to all New Zealand citizens by the Ministry of Health.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
A one stop shop for users of open access journals in all subject areas. Only scholarly or peer reviewed journals are included. 

EPIC Resources
Full text journals from a range of journal article databases. These resources are provided to New Zealand citizens through local libraries. Ask your local public library to arrange access for you.

Education related resources, including peer-reviewed full text journal articles.

Google Scholar
Google’s search engine for scholarly articles and books. Many items are free, while others may be available through inter-library loan at your local library. Google Scholar is also an excellent tool for locating influential articles and books, using the 'cited by' links.

National Library of New Zealand Search
Abstracts and some full text of items from a wide range of New Zealand journals, newspapers and other sources.

A huge range of open access digital resources, including books, journal articles, newspapers and more.

PLOS (Public Library of Science)
A wide range of open access articles.

Biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Open access journals in the areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.

World Newspapers Online
Full text access to the the latest news from a large number of international newspapers.

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