Welcome to the Library

Ross Hallett, University Librarian
The University of Waikato Library - Te Whare Pukapuka o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, is a complex and dynamic academic library. It is the University’s gateway to knowledge, providing information and resources for staff and students. It aims to stimulate and encourage within the University community, a culture of lifelong learning and intellectual independence.

Our focus on providing access to electronic resources gives students and researchers maximum flexibility as to when and where they do their library research. The Library offers a comprehensive research skills development programme, ranging from orientation tours at the beginning of each semester to in-depth tutorials on information retrieval and access. One-to-one Research Consultations are provided for Postgraduate Students and Academic Staff. Library staff are directly involved in teaching and assessment of information literacy, both within degree-level programmes and also through individual and group tutorial programmes.

Administratively, the Library is arranged in three groups; Collection Services, Teaching and Research Services and Technology Support Services. More information is available about our Organisational Structure. The Library is a member of the Library Consortium of New Zealand (LCONZ) using Voyager Library Management Software.

The University Librarian is Ross Hallett.