Wellington campus library services , Te ratonga whare pukapuka ki Pukeahu papa ako

Find out about the services and facilities at our Wellington campus library.

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Putanga ki te Ao Mātauranga ki Pukeahu – Wellington

Massey’s Wellington campus library has a range of services and facilities and a large collection of books and other materials.

Find out about:

  • booking a room
  • computers
  • printing and photocopying
  • accessibility
  • collections
  • study and writing support
  • other services and facilities including Te Pikitanga exhibition space.

Book a group study room

Wellington campus library

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Postal address
Massey University Library
Private Bag 756
Wellington 6140

Physical address

Massey University Library
Block 5
63 Wallace Street
Wellington 6021


The Wellington campus library is located between the Pyramid and Tussock Bar and Café.

From Wallace Street, you can get to the library from Entrance A, B or C. Entrance A is the main entrance.

From Tasman Street, go through the glass doors on the left of Tussock and turn left to reach the library.

See maps, transport and parking for the Wellington campus

We offer drop-in library tours at the beginning of Semesters One and Two. For more details, see our upcoming classes and workshops or the Massey Uni app, or ask at the Level A service point.

Download the Massey Uni App on Google Play or the App Store.

You can also arrange a tour by asking at the service point or emailing us at library@massey.ac.nz.

Study areas and rooms

The library has a range of places where you can study. There are study spaces for individuals and groups on Levels A, B and the mezzanine.

  • Waka One, Two and Three on Level B are long tables for quiet, study-related conversation.
  • Huihui One and Two are rooms for small groups on Level A.
  • Huihui Three and Four are rooms for small groups on Level B.

The Huihui rooms need to be booked. You can book them for up to two hours.

There is also a parents’ room on Level A. You can use this if you have children with you.

Book a group study room

Service point

You’ll find the service point on Level A. The service point is the place to go for:

Your Massey ID card acts as your library card for borrowing items. You can also use it for printing and photocopying.

If you’re a staff member or postgraduate researcher, you can also make an appointment with a subject librarian.

Some services may not be available on weekday evenings after 6pm, weekends and public holidays.

Computers and wifi

There are PC and Apple computers on Levels A and B. You can use any of these computers during the library’s open hours if you’re a current student or staff member.

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can’t be reserved.

There are also stand-up library search computers on each floor.

The computers in the library have the same software and applications as the computers in the general student computing labs. These include:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • EndNote
  • Adobe
  • Multimedia players
  • Student Massey network (H:) drive.

No other software or plug-ins may be installed on the computers.

It’s essential that you follow the ITS Information Security Centre’s policies and guidelines.

Using the wifi network

Massey’s wifi network is available throughout the library and is free to all staff and students.

Find out how to get connected to Massey’s wifi network and print from wifi.

IT help and support

Visit the service point if you need IT support. You can also get specialised IT help from Wellington regional IT support on Level A in Block 5, from 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

We have online information to help you with:

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Printers are available throughout the library. You can use them to:

  • print in colour and black and white, on both A3 and A4 paper
  • photocopy, including onto overhead transparencies
  • scan.

If you want to photocopy onto overhead transparencies, you’ll need to buy sheets at the service point.

Your student ID card acts as your printing and photocopying card. You need to add credit to your network account to use it.

You can add money to your network account at the service point, the self-service Eftpos workstations, the Contact Centre or by credit card through the student homepage.


GST is deducted at the time you credit your account, for example:

  • $5.00 loaded = $4.35 credit
  • $10.00 loaded = $8.70 credit.

Once GST is deducted these prices apply:

This table contains information about printing and photocopying costs.
Printing type Cost per page
Black and white (A3 or A4) 5 cents
Colour (A3 or A4) 40 cents

Double-sided pages are charged as two copies.

Disability access

The library has:

  • mobility parking nearby
  • automatic doors
  • accessible toilets on Level B
  • a lift to all floors
  • a disabilities resource room with ergonomic furniture.

Library staff can also help you with:

  • using the photocopiers
  • collecting books from shelves.

It’s a good idea to let us know in advance if you’ll need our help with these.

If you have individual requirements you need to discuss, contact disability services.

Off-campus students

If you’re studying off campus, you can visit the Wellington campus library and use the same facilities and services as those studying on campus. Make sure you bring your student ID card or other photo identification if you don’t have one.

You can get FreePost return labels from the service point so you can send back any materials you borrow. You can return books to any campus library.

Study and writing support

The Centre for Learner Success provides a range of learning support services and is located on Level A of the library.

Learning Advisors and Writing Consultants can answer your questions about academic writing and study skills or give you feedback on your assignment’s structure, focus, presentation, use of sources, and referencing. Book an appointment to meet with an advisor or contact the Centre for Learner Success to discuss your needs.

Disability Services is located inside the Centre for Learner Success and supports students who have a disability, impairment or health issue to succeed with their studies. Register online,book a time to meet with a Disability and Inclusion Advisor, or email disability@massey.ac.nz.


The Wellington library has a general collection with particular strengths in:

  • art and design
  • music
  • nursing
  • communications.

Learn more about Massey’s collections

Māori material is filed in the general collection and can be identified by kōwhaiwhai spine labels.

Short loan collection

The short loan collection is located at the service point and has textbooks and other high-demand material. You can borrow these items for up to two hours.

Te Pikitanga exhibition space

As a student or researcher at Massey’s Wellington campus, you can apply to display your work at Te Pikitanga exhibition space.

College of Creative Arts students can get experience curating and designing exhibitions.

What you can exhibit

Your exhibition should reflect the scholarly, cultural or social concerns of the community at Massey University Wellington.

Your application will go to the campus librarian for approval. As part of this, you need to tell us if your proposed exhibition has any potential areas of concern, for example:

  • images of tīpuna
  • religious content
  • nudity or sexual content
  • hate speech.

You’ll also have the chance to discuss photography of your exhibition and noise content if your work includes performance or video.

If you plan to use Massey University or Massey University Library logos and branding in your work, you need to discuss this with us when you apply.

How to apply

To apply, you can either print the application form and give it to a library staff member, or complete an online application.

Apply online to exhibit your work

After you’ve applied, library staff will get in touch to discuss your application.

Promoting your exhibition

Library staff will promote your exhibition in a limited way through library social media channels, but apart from this promoting your exhibition is up to you.

If items from your exhibition are damaged or stolen, Massey University and Massey University Library are not liable for this.

Other services and facilities

Parents’ room

You can use the parents’ room for studying with young children, feeding babies and changing nappies.

You need to ask at the service point to use the room. Library staff will show you where it is.

After-hours returns

When the Library is closed, you can return your items through the after-hours slot facing the car park at Entrance E off Tasman Street.

Respecting other library users

The library is a place for study, and it’s important to respect other library users while you’re using the facilities.

Food and drink

You can bring food and drink into the library if you’re careful with it.


Please keep noise levels to a minimum and turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent while you’re in the library.

Look for the signs indicating zones for silent, quiet and group study.

Ask a librarian

We're here to help you find the resources you need for your study. Ask a librarian by email, over the phone, or at a service point in any campus library.

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Wellington campus library

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Massey University Library
Private Bag 756
Wellington 6140

Physical address

Massey University Library
Block 5
63 Wallace Street
Wellington 6021

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