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Welcome to the Auckland Library
Kei te mihi atu te whanau a Te Putanga Ki Te Ao Mātauranga ki nga akonga no tawahi.
The Auckland 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
- Photographs of the Library
- Service Point
- Study Areas & Room Booking
- Disability Access and Services
- Remote Students
- Centre for Teaching and Learning
- Auckland Library Wāhi Rorohiko (Computer Zone)
- Other Equipment
- After-Hours Returns
- Contact the Auckland Library
Location and Maps
The Library is located on the East Precinct of the Auckland campus, between the Atrium Building and the Mathematical Sciences Building. The main entrance to the University is through Gate 1 on the Albany Expressway (formerly called State Highway 17). 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 Service Point or contact us.
Photographs of the Library
Explore the Auckland Library with these panoramas hosted on our Massey University Library Facebook page. There are panoramas from each of our five floors that highlight our service point, book collections, study options and facilities.
Lending, Information services, and IT assistance are provided from a Service Point inside the Library entrance on Level 2.
- Adding credit to network accounts for printing and photocopying
- Purchase of photocopy cards, earphones
- Payment of Library fines and charges
- Loan of remote controls, cassette players, and assorted stationery
- Lost property
- Lending closes 15 minutes prior to the Library closing
- General help and enquiries
- Assistance with locating Library material and literature searching
- Referencing software and tools, including EndNote queries
- Help with MyLibrary, for managing your Library record online
- Staff and postgraduates carrying out research can make an appointment with a Subject Librarian
- 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 6 p.m., weekends and public holidays.
The Auckland Campus Library has a generalist collection, with an emphasis on business, the social sciences, and the sciences. The Library holds over 150,000 books, plus print journals, newspapers, reference items, and audiovisual material to support the programmes offered at the Auckland 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.
A research collection of Pasifika material is housed primarily on Level 3, with some governmental material held on Level 1. The collection comprises books, print journals, and audiovisual resources with significant Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian content or related to Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand. The books can be identified by a frangipani label on the spine of material.
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.
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 9 group study rooms. The group study rooms are located on Levels 1, 2 and 3 and most 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 the PCs located on pillars on each floor 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 Level 1. Levels 3, 4 and 5 are quiet zones for individual, silent study.
Te Papa Whānau
There is a Whānau room on Level 2 that can be booked at the Service Point. This room is for parents, caregivers and any other student accompanied by young children. There is a computer, chairs, sofa, and box of toys for the child(ren). Young children must be supervised by their caregiver at all times.
Disability Access & Services
The Auckland 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.
Students studying remotely are welcome to visit the Auckland Campus Library and are entitled to use the same facilities and services as those studying on-campus. Please bring your ID card or, if you haven't received one, photo identification. Freepost return labels are available on request from the Service Point. Books from any Massey Library may be returned to the Auckland Campus Library. Students studying remotely have a login for the Wāhi Rorohiko (Computer Zone). Please ask at the Service Point if you don't know your login, or it's not working.
The print collection at the Auckland Campus Library primarily supports courses taught at the Auckland Campus.
Centre for Teaching and Learning
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is located in the Library. They have writing consultants at the Service Point on Level 2 that students can drop in and see for 15 minutes at a time. The centre also has learning consultants that provide more in-depth one-on-one consultations with students, and workshops on the following:
- understanding your assignment question
- assignment structure and writing essays
- time management
- exam preparation
Auckland Library Wāhi Rorohiko (Computer Zone)
The Wāhi Rorohiko (Computer Zone) 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.
- multi-purpose computers
- multi-functional devices (MFDs) that do printing (black & white, and colour), photocopying (black & white, and colour), and scanning
Please see our Wāhi Rorohiko (Computer Zone) page for information on:
- logging on and off
- printing and saving your work.
Information is also available about Information Technology Services (ITS) computing labs on the Auckland campus.
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.
Help and Support
Specialised IT help is available from the Service Point 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.
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.
- multi-functional devices (MFDs) that do black & white, and colour photocopying are on Level 2
- help is available from IT staff at the Combined Service Point
- 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 Service Point
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
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.
Auckland Library Lockers
The Library has 18 lockers that all current Massey students can use. They are located on Level 2 behind the café. You borrow a key from the Service Point and it is issued to you for up to 7 days; with 1 renewal allowed. The lockers can be booked for a particular time and day via Discover.
Auckland Postgraduate Lockers
There are 18 lockers in the Quadrangle Building B; these are available for use by current Massey postgraduate and intending postgraduate students. You borrow a key from the Service Point and it is issued to you for 28 days, with one renewal available. The lockers can be booked for a particular time and day via Discover.
DVD and video machines
The Library has DVD and video players on Level 1 for individual viewing of audiovisual material. Earphones may be purchased from the Service Point on Level 2.
The Auckland Campus Library has a microfiche/microfilm reader-printer located 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.
Food & Drink
Food is not permitted on Level 5. Elsewhere, food 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.
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 for individual, silent study. Level 3 is a quiet zone for low-level group discussion. Noise and talking can be expected on Levels 1 and 2.
Lost property items are held at the Service Point for up to a month, after which they are collected by Security.
When the Library is closed items can be returned through the after-hours slot to the left of the entrance.
Contact the Auckland Library
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Last updated on Thursday 20 May 2021