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Showing posts with label tips. 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:

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.

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, 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

Monday, December 19, 2016

Seasons Greetings 2016/17

From Archives Outside
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

We appreciate your patience as we get the library ready for reopening ASAP.
Other Whitireia news available here.

Meanwhile please take a moment to enjoy some of my favourite holiday jokes:

From Gocomics
From Gocomics

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,

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!