Library Services

    You’ll find a huge range of resources at the Toi Ohomai libraries to help with your studies.  As a student you have free access to all of the library collections including physical and digital resources. 

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    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.

    Friendly librarians are available to help you research your subject area. You can drop in at the Research Desks in the libraries, or make an appointment with your Faculty Librarian.

    The libraries have a number of study rooms and spaces where you can settle in and concentrate on your work. 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.

    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.

    Distance and Regional Library Services

    We can deliver library books to you free of charge within New Zealand if you are Toi Ohomai student who is:

    • studying online and not living near a Toi Ohomai campus; or
    • studying at Tokoroa, Taupo, or Whakatane campuses; or any other regional sites.

    How do I request a book that I want delivered to me?

    Select the book/s you want from the Library Catalogue, place a ‘Reserve’, and choose the ‘Distance’ option. If you need assistance, see the contact information below.

    How will books be sent to me?

    If you are studying at Tokoroa, Taupo or Whakatane, your books will be delivered to your campus for you to pick up. 

    If you are studying more remotely, or enrolled in an online course and don’t live near a Toi Ohomai campus, books will be sent to your home address by courier. 

    When you request a book it will be sent out within 24 hours, unless the book is  already out on loan. When an ‘on-loan’ book has been returned it will be sent to you within 24 hours. 

    How do I return books to Toi Ohomai Library?

    If you are studying at the Tokoroa, Whakatane, or Taupo campuses, please return your books there. 

    If you are studying more remotely or online, we operate a free service for return of books, using New Zealand Post couriers. When returning books please use the labelled courier bag provided, and drop it off at your nearest New Zealand Post outlet for collection. You can also use the NZ Post Rural Delivery service if you live in a Rural Delivery area.

    Contact information

    Library, and Learning Support Team, Bongard Centre

    07 571 0190 ext 8180

    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

    07 346 8805

    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

    07 571 0190 ext 8112

    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

    A Block