Monday, September 28, 2015

Porirua city turns 50! #Porirua50

October 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Porirua becoming a city.
Whitireia's first and largest campus has been in Porirua for almost 30 years.

Porirua city mayor, Nick Leggett, talks about the celebration: 

From Youtube

The All Blacks wish Porirua a Happy Birthday:
From Youtube

And so do our Whitireia students:
From Youtube

You can find out more about events on this Facebook page #Porirua50

Monday, September 21, 2015

Library news - Spring break hours

Spring break holidays are coming up! 

Porirua campus library holiday hours are: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm. 

We are closed Saturdays in the holidays, so that will be Saturdays 26/09/2015, 03/10/2015, and 10/10/2015.
If you are needing somewhere to study, we would suggest your local public library.

We will be back to normal hours on Monday 12th October 2015.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrating Tongan Graduation

Malo e lelei,

Part of the Pirate code is to honor our families for all the support the give us, especially when we graduate.!!!

Last week there was a Whitireia Graduation Ceremony held in Tonga.
Below is an email and pictures sent from one of the students:

Hi All,
I want to thank you all for all your help. :)
Words may not be enough but may God bless you all.
Here are some photos of the day, it was so exciting and all was beautiful.
Malo 'aupito,


We would like to congratulate all Whitireia graduates, and wish them well for their future careers.

Monday, September 14, 2015

More tips from Pirate Pete

From Talk like a pirate day

From Public Domain Vectors 

Ahoy me hearties,
International talk like a pirate day is this weekend, something that librarians around the world like to get involved in.
You can find out more about it here.

Part of the pirate code is being able to sing, hopefully better than my singing pirate parrot here.
It might help if the words rhyme, so take a leaf out of the pirate bird's book and get ye a rhyming dictionary. And better yet, it's FREE from the library!

Try looking in the language section of the library under this secret pirate code: 423 RAN or in the music section under this secret pirate code 782.42 JAC

From Library Catalogue
From Library Catalogue

And remember to ask at the library desk if you need help finding them.

You can find out more about #talklikeapirateday here

See you next time, me hearties.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Renewing online

Have you received a reminder notice from the library? 
Did you know you can renew your library loans online?

If you forget your password you can click on the link below the login box to reset it.

When you are logged in to your account, click on current loans to view the list:
If you want to renew individual loans, tick the check box beside each one and select renew selections.

If you want to renew all current loans, select 
renew all.

Results of your request(s) will show next to each item

Not all items can be renewed. You must renew items before their due date.

Most items can be renewed twice if there are no reserves on them.

You can find out more about our borrowing polices here.

Please contact us if you have any questions.