Showing posts with label help. Show all posts
Showing posts with label help. Show all posts

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, 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.

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, November 18, 2016

Whitireia Porirua Library is closed until further notice!

Whitireia Porirua Library is closed until further notice!
Students and staff can access library services from the Porirua Public Library.  
Some of the Whitireia library staff will available at the Porirua Public Library to assist you.  They will be available during the Porirua Public Library Opening hours and potential some weekend hours depending on demand.
You can return print materials to the Student Hub or any SMART Library.  Please do not return items to the returns bin in the library as we cannot access them.
Students and staff can access the WelTec Petone library, computers and study spaces.  There will also be a Whitireia library staff member and learning advisor present on the WelTec Petone Campus to help staff and students.  This will happen from Monday 21st November.
All electronic resources are still available – please access the library staff via email (, at the Porirua Public Library or from the Student Hub for assistance with accessing electronic resources.
The Student Hub and other spaces are being made available for students to use. Keep checking the Whitireia website and on Facebook for updates.

Staff and students are reminded that confidential support is available by contacting Vitae on 0508 664 981.

Thanks for your patience and take care of each other,

Monday, November 14, 2016

Porirua campus library closed due to earthquake damage 14/11/2016

This is to advise that all Wellington region campuses will be closed today to allow for damage assessment to be carried out and power/ICT services restored where necessary.  
This includes CBD campuses, Porirua and Kāpiti.
All classes are cancelled and only essential staff (Campus Services etc) are required on campus.  
The website and facebook will be updated accordingly, but please use other methods to advise colleagues and students if possible.

Here's a link to stuff article about it.

The library will be closed until further notice

Take care of yourselves and others.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Stress Less Study Week

Next week D037 at the Whitireia Porirua campus will be open for you to take a break from study between 9am and 4pm and: Colour in / Build with Lego / Play a game / Paint a picture

There will be fresh fruit available and BBQ lunch at 12pm daily.

Other activities also available such as Tai Chi at 12:30 Thursday and
SPCA visiting with puppies and kittens on Wednesday from 12-1pm.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Extended hours are back again

Due to popular demand, the Porirua Campus Library will be temporarily extending our opening hours coming up to end of year exams:

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Library open longer for exam prep!

From Cato Campus Library
Due to popular demand, the Porirua Campus Library will be temporarily extending our opening hours coming up to mid-year exams:

Saturdays from 9am - 4pm and Sundays from 12pm-4pm


This is from Saturday 18th June until Sunday the 3rd of July 2016.

Please feedback any comments about this below or email

Monday, May 23, 2016

System upgrade Tuesday 24th May 2016

Dear Students, Staff, and SMART members:
Tuesday 24th May

Due to scheduled maintenance work the following services will be temporarily unavailable at all campuses:
  • Library catalogue
  • Reservations
  • Renewals
  • Library notices

We anticipate that normal services will resume on Wednesday 25th May 2016.

Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Please note, the library website , blog and other electronic resources are all working as usual, including: Athens, Proquest, ebrary, EBSCO, ScienceDirect, Gale, Encyclopedia Britannica, Oxford online, JSTOR, and e-journals.  

Kind regards, Whitireia Library team

Friday, May 20, 2016

Whitireia celebrates Youth Week May 2016

Whitireia staff and students are welcome to attend the events at their campus.

This year's theme is 'Giving back is giving forward' so come along and get involved!

Date and locations as above.
See you there!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

APA Referencing Tips

How do I cite this? What is APA referencing? These are common queries we get at the library desk.

You can find a copy of the 'Whitireia & Weltec 2016 Guide to APA Referencing' on the Library webpage or on Moodle 'search library' link.

From Whitireia Moodle Search Library page

If you need more help, you could book an appointment with a librarian, or ask your tutor about booking a class session with Catherine, our Information Literacy & Liaison Librarian.

Try out the University of Auckland or Massey University's interactive guide and see if these help you.

From Massey University

And of course you can always contact us in person, by phone, email or webchat.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Live webchat with a Whitireia librarian

Did you know Whitireia Library has an online chat service?

To chat with a Whitireia Librarian, just type a question into the chat box. 
We're happy to help you online with any library service you need, including database searching, reservations and any information inquiries.

You will also see this box on a Proquest results page:
From ProQuest results page

Chat is available during Porirua campus library opening hours
If unavailable, please email us with your query and we will respond ASAP.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

4 tips for using Whitireia Library online

Here are four things to help you get set up at Whitireia Library:
1. Set up an Athens account for off campus access to databases. 
Follow the link to instructions and registration form.

2. Login to Moodle and check out ‘Search Library’ for off campus resources and extra login details. 
From Moodle page
3. Bookmark the Library webpage.There is lots of useful information for example the APA reference guide, live chat with a librarian, access to the library catalogue, library opening hours & contact details and more.

4. Login to your library account to renew and reserve items:Username:  Student ID (Must start with WCP) e.g. WCP215123456
Password:  Your Date of Birth (DDMMYYYY) e.g.  22011990
And of course if you have any questions, please contact us in person, online chat or by phone, or email

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wellington Anniversary 25/01/2016

From DESCO website

Porirua and Kapiti Campus Libraries will be closed on Monday 25/01/2016 because Wellington has a public holiday to celebrate the First European settlers arriving in Wellington.

From Meridian Gardens Magic concerts

Here are some FREE events around the region that you might like to attend:
From PCC Events Calendar

Wellington Summer City Festival
Summer Concert Series at Aotea Lagoon

Saturday 23/1/16 : 
Up, Up and Away
Wellington Free Outdoor Cinema

Sunday 24/1/16 :
The Great Scavenger Hunt

Monday 25/1/16 :
Wellington Pasifika Festival
Birdman Wellington

Auckland Campus Library will be open for any urgent queries, or email us at