Library and Study Support
Just about everybody who undertakes tertiary study needs some help along the way - things like how to plan your schedule, how to get the online systems working for you, right down to how to reference your work.
Our friendly Learning Support teams are here to help and you’ll find a huge range of resources at the Toi Ohomai libraries too. These are all free and available to current students and staff.
Library and Learning Spaces
The Toi Ohomai libraries have a relaxed and friendly feel. You’re welcome to eat, drink and socialise in our libraries, and there are cafes on site or nearby.
The libraries have a number of study rooms and spaces where you can settle in and concentrate on your work.
We have a wide range of resources to help you with your studies and our librarians can help you make the most of them. As a student you have free access to all of the library collections including physical and digital resources.
Computers and laptops are available for you to use and the team can help you set up your own devices too. You’ll have free access to the wi-fi network while you’re on campus.
We have a range of learning and social spaces including meeting rooms and group study rooms. We also have quiet spaces for those times when you need to concentrate or reflect.
If you’re a Toi Ohomai student studying off-site or online we can send library resources out to you free of charge within New Zealand. Please request these by contacting one of our libraries.
We are also able to request books and articles from other New Zealand libraries for you. Please use our Interloan Request form to let us know what you need. Please note that, depending on where we are sourcing the item from, there may be a charge for this service.
Students and staff from University of Waikato have free access to the physical collections at Tauranga campuses, and use the University library for digital resources.
APA Referencing Guides
- APA Referencing Quick Guide - Tauranga
- APA Referencing Quick Guide - Rotorua
- APA Referencing Quick Guide (Images, Diagrams, Graphs and Tables) - Tauranga
- APA Referencing Quick Guide - Nursing
If you need help with your studies you can talk to our friendly Learning Support team and they'll help you with things like; academic writing, study skills, understanding assignment questions, exam study strategies, essay and report writing, time management, referencing, and computing.
They work with you one-on-one, in study groups, and in the classroom alongside the teachers to help you succeed in your studies and achieve your goals.
Our learning facilitators support you to:
- plan for successful tertiary study
- develop effective study skills and attainable goals
- begin, and stay on track with assignments
- develop exam study strategies
- develop numeracy, literacy and language skills
- access other support services at or available through Toi Ohomai
Presenting Your Assignments: The Copy Centres
Come on down to the Copy Centres where our friendly, experienced staff can help you come up with creative ideas on how to produce and finish your work. Here you’ll find:
- black and white, and coloured photocopying
- a wide selection of paper and card for your assignments
Self-service copiers are also available in the libraries.
Copy Centre (Mokoia Campus)
Monday–Friday, 8.30am – 4.00pm
I Block, Mokoia Campus
The Copy Centre (Windermere Campus)
Library, and Learning Support Team, Bongard Centre
Monday–Thursday 8.00am–7.00pm, Friday 8.00am–5.00pm
Saturday 11.00am-4.00pm (Sunday closed)
Level 1, Bongard Centre
Library, and Learning Support Team, Mokoia Campus
Monday–Thursday 8.00am–6.00pm, Friday 8.00am–4.30pm
Saturday 9.00am-12.00pm, Sunday closed
Level 3, N Block, Mokoia Campus
Library, and Learning Support Team, Windermere Campus
Upper floor (library collection): Monday–Thursday 8.00am–6.00pm, Friday 8.00am–5.00pm
Upper floor (library collection): Saturday 10.00am-2.00pm, Sunday closed
Lower floor (computer access): Monday-Friday 7.00am-11.30pm
Lower floor (computer access): Saturday 8.00am-11.30pm
You'll need your ID card and 4 digit PIN for after hours access