Saturday, November 04, 2017

Stress less week 2017

Stress less week is back again in 2017 with events on at various campuses as below:

Monday, October 02, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Vote at Whitireia Porirua 19/9/2017

Or if you are not near Porirua, find your closest polling booth here

#vote17 #election17 #decision17 #nzelection

Friday, September 01, 2017

Tongan language week 2017

Malo e lelei!

From Ministry for Pacific peoples
Celebrate Tongan language week 2017
Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga runs from Sunday 3 September– Saturday 9 September. 
We invite you to help us celebrate the language of more than 60,000 people of Tongan heritage who live in New Zealand. 
A series of activities will be held across Whitireia during the week. 
Dress up, speak the language and come and share traditional food and dance on Thursday 7 September, Porirua Campus at lunchtime. 
Join in on the interactive performance. WIN spot prizes. #pacificlanguages@whitireia
The week will begin with the raising of the flag and singing of the Tongan national anthem, 9am, Porirua Campus. 
Contact for further details.
From Ministry for pacific peoples
More info and resources can be found below:

Monday, July 10, 2017

We are here to help

From Twitter
Do you need help finding articles? 

Can't connect to the databases from home?

Need help with APA referencing?

We are open from 8am - 5pm in the term breaks, so still plenty of time for you to contact us with all your library related questions.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Off-campus links 2017

Using the Library Databases from Home
These are some of the links to access databases off-campus.
Note:Your login is your Whitireia Student ID number or staff network ID
Your password is the same one you use to access the Whitireia network computers and Whitireia Online (Moodle).
ProQuest Ebook Central (sign yourself up)
Treaty of Waitangi

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fake news

This IFLA infographic was recently shared with me and so am sharing with you all:
Here is a link to the PDF version if you want to print it out.

Thursday, June 08, 2017


From Clip art library 
This is our 100th published blog post! 

And we are almost at 20,000 page views!

Wow, those are both great milestones to have achieved in a relatively short amount of time.

So thank you all!
From Wikimedia commons 

Monday, March 27, 2017

We are back in!

All building works identified in the detailed structural assessment of Te Kete Wānanga (the Whitireia Learning Centre (Library) have now been completed.

Along with the work that was required to be carried out as a result of the assessment, we also took the opportunity to replace the carpet throughout the building and purchase new shelving and have this installed. The new carpet is down and the shelving is in. So, we are pleased to advise that we are now in a position to re-open Te Kete Wananga on Monday 27 March.

It is important to note, that when the building does re-open on Monday, study spaces will be available as will computers and staff but, books will not. We are working on getting the books back in and set-up on the new shelving but this is a big task and will be completed as soon as possible.

From Selector 

We thank you for your patience while this work has been carried out; we look forward to welcoming you all back into this fabulous study space on Monday.

Monday, March 06, 2017

New off-campus access


Access to the library electronic resources through a new portal is now complete.  The library wishes to apologise for the small window when access was not available and are very pleased to present our new access point to the e-resources.

Link to the new portal is

Student logon from off campus only:
Your login is Whitireia\studentid  (if this does not work leave the Whitireia domain name out)
Your password is the password you use to get onto Whitireia computers

Staff logon from off campus only:
Your login is Whitireia\networklogon (if this does not work leave the Whitireia domain name out)
Your password is your network password

Once you are logged on you will see a list of databases for you to select from.  Select the database and start searching.  Some of the databases are not fully working yet but the main ones are.  Others will come online over the next few days.

If you need any assistance or run into any problems please email or call 0800 944847 and ask for the student help desk.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Welcome to 2017 at Whitireia Library

Whitireia library services update

The earthquake on 14 November affected our Porirua campus library building and it remains closed as a precautionary measure. The date of the reopening of the library building will be dependent on the structural engineers report.
In the meantime, library and support services are being provided as follows:
  • The Student Hub is open with the student help desk and a librarian present at all times. Library services will operate from the Student Hub on Monday to Thursday 8am-8pm and Friday 8am-5pm. There will be no library services available at the Student Hub on Saturday mornings at this stage. 
  • Porirua Public Library from 14 February. One library staff and one learning advisor will be available between 10am-3pm daily (except Saturday and Sunday). Study spaces will be available at the Porirua Public Library.
  • Students have direct access to any of the WelTec libraries for resources and support.  We do encourage students to use the WelTec library closest to them. Libraries are situated at the following locations: Petone campus, 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone; Wellington CBD campus, 11-17 Church Street, Wellington; School of Hospitality, 52 Cuba Street, Wellington.
  • From 14 February student support staff will be based in Ako Ake Café which is open from 7.30am-11pm, Monday-Friday.  
  • Student support staff will also be based in the Learning Street, Wikitoria Katene building, 10am- 3pm daily.  
  • A designated quiet room is available in the atrium, next to the Health Centre.
  • E101 is available for after-hours swipe access: 5pm–11pm Monday to Friday, 6am-6pm weekends. E101 and E102 are open for student study on weekdays 6am-5pm except when booked for a class.  The room must be vacated when a class is on unless you have the permission of the tutor to remain.
All Whitireia Porirua books and journals are in-accessible; e-resources are available.
If print material is required, staff will order this from one of our other campus libraries, SMART libraries (including WelTec) or via inter library loan. 
Please check for updates