Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Ngā mihi mō te Kirihimete Whitireia

          Come and get some festive inspiration with our Christmas book display


Monday, December 01, 2014

A massive congratulations to our wonderful students for all your amazing achievements this year!

To those of you still working away on assignments and exam prep- You’re almost there, one last push, then bring on the summer!

 In the words of the good Doctor Suess -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A new and improved Library Catalogue is now here!

Dear Students and Staff,
The Library Catalogue was successfully upgraded in record time on Monday.

 Normal services are now available.

 Please note: the library website, e-books, e-journals & databases are available at www.whitireia.ac.nz/library

Happy Searching! Library team

Friday, October 24, 2014

Library Systems Upgrade on Monday 27th October 2014

Dear Students and Staff,
A new and improved Library Catalogue is coming soon!

The Library Catalogue is being upgraded on: Monday & Tuesday

Therefore, the following services will be temporarily unavailable:
• Library catalogue search
• Reservations / Renewals / Online requests
• Library notices

We anticipate that normal services will resume by Tuesday afternoon.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Library team

Please note:
During this time the library website, e-books, e-journals & databases are still available at www.whitireia.ac.nz/library

For research, try searching these databases:
Encyclopedia Britannica
Oxford online

Ask a Librarian:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Kia ora, welcome back to term four!


As we head towards the end of year and things start getting a bit crazy hectic, remember there is plenty of support available to help you keep on track with your assignments and exams.

  • For all things relating to accessing and referencing  research material, pop in and make an appointment with one of our expert Reference Librarians.

  • Or, if you would like some help with the writing/exam prep side of things, come and make an appointment to sit down with a Poutama Academic Advisor who will help keep you moving in the right direction!

Term four library hours:
Mon – Thurs: 8am – 8pm    
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am – 12pm

Monday, October 06, 2014

Fancy some light (or not so light) holiday reading? Check out our latest gems;

Cover - Link opens in a new window  Cover - Link opens in a new window  Growing Apart : Regional Prosperity in New Zealand
Cloudboy  Get That Job in 7 Simple Steps  Stolen Lives : A Foster Child's Story from the Forties and Fifties

Friday, August 29, 2014

Kia ora koutou,

Come in and check out our new books on display. Some of these super popular titles have a huge number of SMART borrower reserves, but are available solely to the Whitireia community for the next few weeks... So it'd pay to to get in quick.

 http://whitireia.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?ENTRY=wild+blackberries+recipes+and+memories+from+a+new+zealand+table&ENTRY_NAME=BS&ENTRY_TYPE=K&ISGLB=0http://whitireia.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?ENTRY_NAME=BS&ENTRY=THE+BRIGHT+SIDE+OF+MY+CONDITION+&ENTRY_TYPE=K&NRECS=30&SORTS=SQL_PUBDATEDESC&SEARCH_FORM=%2Fcgi-bin%2Fspydus.exe%2FMSGTRN%2FOPAC%2FBSEARCH%3FHOMEPRMS%3DBSEARCHPARAMS&ISGLB=0     http://whitireia.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ/63880236?QRY=CTIBIB<%20IRN(13645985)&QRYTEXT=The%20great%20New%20Zealand%20cookbook 
http://whitireia.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/FULL/OPAC/BIBENQ/63880799/36671506,2     http://whitireia.spydus.co.nz/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/FULL/OPAC/BIBENQ/63909974/36663493,1 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It has been a big month for Ngati Toa Rangatira, after 28 years since Kaumātua made their Te Tiri O Waitangi claim with the Waitangi Tribunal, the Iwi are finally receiving recompense for the Crowns breaches.

 Here at the library we have a lot of information about Iwi history, leadership, tikanga and the significance of Te Tiriti.

Here are just a few;



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Library Day!

Students decorated the library with colourful balloons, flags and ribbons

On 23 July staff and students from the Auckland campus crowded into the library for the annual Library Day extravaganza orchestrated by students from Rohit Pande's Industry Project class. Highlights were the Living Library, in which invited guests presented material to students, and a variety of games in which students competed to win book vouchers kindly donated by University Books.

Library Day is a fun-filled occasion designed to open up the library and give it an accessible feel. Special thanks go to the staff members who generously donated their time: Peter Mobberley, Barbara Page, Diana Fergusson, Ayla Gill, Rohit Pande and Ann Cameron.

Peter on rock climbing

Diana on the effects of drug and alcohol

Barbara on educational differences between Japan and New Zealand

Ayla on the history of New Zealand

Rohit demonstrating archery

The bow was popular with students!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Live Chat with a Whitireia Librarian

Welcome to Whitireia Library's online chat service! To chat with a Whitireia librarian, just type a question into the bottom part of the chat box. We're happy to help you online with any library service you need, including renewals, reservations and any information inquiries.  
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Things to do with online chat:
  • Reserve books
  • Renew the books you have out
  • Ask a research question
  • Ask for articles from our databases - we can send an article direct to your computer

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Kia ora koutou,

I’m Kat, the new librarian and resident blogger here at Whitireia. I’ve really enjoyed my first couple of weeks learning the ropes and getting to know lots of the students and staff from across the different faculties. My role within the library team is primarily dedicated to providing all you wonderful students and staff with reference services.

I have a background in delivering information and research services to policy advisors within the public sector. I also have Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Media Studies and Political science, and I'm currently working towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Studies.

Through my own study and work I have had a lot of research, writing and ICT experience, so I know how hard and frustrating it can be at times and I feel very privileged to be able to use my experience to help Whitireia students with your study.

So what kind of things can I help you with?

· Assisting you to conduct effective and thorough database searches (including helpful tips for google and google scholar)
Ø This can not only save you a lot of time and frustration,
   but will help to ensure you access the right information      
· I can provide you with more in-depth and ongoing research assistance through face more to face appointments and email
· I’m also here to help you with APA referencing, formatting, printing and other technical issues

Here at Te Wānanga We offer a range of information and learning across, delivered by the experienced and knowledgeable Librarians and Poutama Academic Learning Services, so instead of struggling through on your own, come in and talk to any of the friendly staff here and we’ll set you up with the help you need.