Library News and Events

On Monday, 5th June 2023, we will be closed in observance of King Charles III's Birthday. We will resume our normal hours of operation on Tuesday, 6th June. After-hours access ... Learn more
The theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week 2023 is ‘Mitamita i lau gagana, maua’a lou fa’asinomaga’ which means ‘Be proud of your language and grounded ... Learn more


We're chuffed to now have the first Waikato University student magazine 'Kato in our collection Nexus Collection. Kato ran from 1965 to 1966 before combining with the Hamilton Teachers College ... Learn more
International Week 2023 15th May 2023
The International Student Services Office is celebrating the diverse cultures & valuable contributions of international students at the University of Waikato through activities happening online & on campus, including a ... Learn more
Unfortunately, the Hamilton Campus library lift is currently out of order. The Library Experience team will be available to collect resources from upstairs as needed. People can ask for assistance ... Learn more
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner marks Privacy Week each year to promote privacy awareness, inform people of their rights under the Privacy Act, and help educate agencies about their ... Learn more
Welcome to Fäeag Rotuạm - Rotuman Language Week 2023! 🌺 We begin our 2023 Pacific Language Week celebrations by exploring Rotuman medium and knowledge. This week we celebrate digital equity ... Learn more
Inspired by how colour appears to drain from the world at twilight every day, artworks from the University of Waikato Art collection are brought together to showcase a monochromatic world ... Learn more
Tauranga Library Hours

The Tauranga Library hours have recently changed, so here's a reminder of the new hours:

Mon: 11am - 12.30pm
Tues: 11am - 3pm
Wed: 11am - 12.30pm
Thurs: 11am - 3pm
Fri: 11am - 3pm
Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Library Hours ANZAC Day 2023 25th April 2023
On Anzac Day, 25 April 2023, all University of Waikato libraries are closed. After-hours access is still available. See Hours and Libraries for a full list of open hours and exceptions, and information on 24/7 access.
Te Rā Maumahara i Ngā Hōia – Anzac Day, 25 April, is New Zealand's most important day of national commemoration. We've put together a selection of resources from our collections ... Learn more
Register now for Financial Times (FT) interactive webinars 27th April 2023 has launched a new training webinar series. A training session for Education users will be held on 27 April 2023 (Thurs), 4:30 pm (NZST).

A sample of things to be covered include: New and popular content on such as our Climate Hub and our Cryptofinance Hub; User functions that include myFT and the new Highlight function.

Details of the webinar will be emailed to users once they have registered. RSVP early as slots are limited--the session includes time for Q & A.

Lift out of order for maintenance 17th April 2023
The main Hamilton Campus library lift will be out of order 17th - 19th April while the main motor drive is replaced. Accessibility Services have been advised and will alert students registered with them. The Library Experience team will be available to collect resources from upstairs as needed. People can ask for assistance in person or via any of our communication channels: place a request for an item through Library Search; email us at [email protected]; phone 07 838 4051; use our online library chat service. We apologise for the inconvenience.
NEW Te Pouhere Kōrero digital collection
We're thrilled to have access to the newly launched Te Pouhere Kōrero digital collection as part of our subscription to the BWB New Zealand History Collection. Access all our BWB collections through the Library databases page.
Ramadan Mubrara – Have a generous Ramadan 22nd March 2023
Ramadan Mubarak 🌙 We wish our Muslim students, staff and community Happy Ramadan and safe fasting. Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, started on the evening of Wednesday 22 March 2023 and will continue until the evening of Friday 21 April, 2023. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset - no food, drink or water is consumed. Learn more Your Complete Guide to Ramadan, Including the Proper Greeting and When It Startsa.
Easter Hours 7th April 2023
The University will close for the Easter Break from 5pm on Thursday, although the Teaching Resource and Tauranga campus Libraries will close at 3pm and the Hamilton campus Library will close at 6pm. 24/7 computer areas access to the libraries will still be available over Easter.
Exhibition and Public Lecture by Zak Waipara 1st May 2023

In this exhibition and lecture, Zak shares the trajectory of his illustration career, describing his daily workspace and process. He also shares several specific projects, including Ōtea, a comic project for children based on pūrākau Māori. Location: University of Waikato Teaching Resources Library (TL4.19).

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