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 Students

    If you’re a Toi Ohomai student studying online or not living in Rotorua or Tauranga we can send library resources out to you free of charge within New Zealand. Select your books from the Library Catalogue. 

    How will books be sent to me?

    Library items will be sent out within 24 hours of your request arriving at the library, unless the item requested is already out on loan in which case it will be sent out within 24 hours of the item being returned. Books are sent to you by courier, and articles by standard post or email if available electronically.

    How do I return books to Toi Ohomai Library?

    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 off at your nearest New Zealand Post outlet for collection.

    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