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Library for Overseas Students

All enrolled University of Waikato students based overseas can access services and a variety of resources from our Library.

On this page:

Are you in the right place?

If you are a student based at ZUCC, see Library for NZUWI Students at ZUCC

If you are a distance student in New Zealand, see Library for Distance Students in New Zealand

Library support and services

The Library provides reference and information services, and produces instructional guides and resources, to assist students to find and effectively use information.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. Librarians are available to meet you from 9:00AM to 5:00PM New Zealand Time (GMT+12 DST), or they can be contacted via Library chat or by emailing [email protected].

Where to find resources

Guides to read before you start:

Waikato Reading Lists

Your most essential readings are available at Waikato Reading Lists. Make sure you log in to the Reading List website to read online articles with your University of Waikato username and password. Forgotten your username or password?

Library Search

To find resources beyond the reading lists (see above), go to Library Search on the Library homepage to search through our online resources.

Each video guide below has English subtitles.

Also check out the full Library Search Guide.

Subject Portals and Digital Collections

Check the Subject Portals for your subject to find more resources. There is also an abundance of resources available via the Library website, including material digitised by the Library.

Accessing Resources

We are unable to post books to overseas students, but we can scan chapters and articles and email them to students, subject to copyright requirements. Where possible, the Library ensures that electronic books are available to students, and students will also be able to access journals via Library Search.

If you are unable to access an article or a book, it might be possible to source this from another Library via our Interlibrary Loan service. Overseas students can request copies of articles and chapters via this service, but cannot request books.

Referencing support

We understand that referencing can be tricky so we have created a collection of online guides and videos for you to access in your own time. You can also reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Librarians via Library chat during business hours, or by emailing [email protected].

Forgotten username or password

If you have forgotten your username or password, follow these steps:

  1. Go to and click 'Forgotten your username or password?'
  2. Select 'Current student'
  3. Insert your username and click 'Next'
  4. You should now see your name - insert your email address in the text box and click 'Next'
  5. Stay on this page but check your email for the code sent to you then insert the code in the 'Code' text box then click 'Next'
  6. Then reset your password, please take note of the password criteria

If you have problems then please email [email protected] and explain that you are a Waikato student based overseas who needs to reset your password. Give your name and username or Student ID number. Our IT staff will help you through the process.