Library News & Events Archive

News and Events from the last three months.

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The Tactile Element - A survey of textural works in the University of Waikato Art Collection OPEN 15 OCT 2018 – 25 JAN 2019 Mon-Fri, 9.00AM – 5.00PM The Tactile Element exhibition offers a format to survey the textural works in the University of Waikato Art Collection. While textile comprised works make up only a small component of all acquisitions, artworks exploring what we could define as ‘the tactile element’, extend well beyond those made with fibre.

Come and see the proposed plans for The Pā, a University marae and multi-purpose facility to be constructed next to the Student Centre (A Block). These are on display on Level 2.

Fakaalofa atu! Come and see our Niuean Language Week display on level 2 of Te Manawa and take part in the game to score yourself a cool Bluetooth speaker! The game can be played by completing one of the paper quizzes by the display, or online here. Kia monuina! Good Luck!

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Students from WSU are challenging the stigma of mental health and the fear of talking about how we feel. A postbox was set up for a week outside the Library, inviting students to share their 'secrets'. These have been shared in a display on Level 2 for others to come, read and leave encouraging messages in reply. Come, have a look, maybe share something of your own.

Tālofa! Come and see our Tuvalu Language Week display on level 4 of Te Manawa and take part in the game to score yourself some University of Waikato merchandise! Manuia! Good Luck!

SAGE Business Cases is the first discipline-wide digital collection tailored to library needs. These cases bring business to life – inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success. Trial ends 13 October 2018 Please note: ‘Teaching Notes’ to SBC are unavailable during the trial period, however there are 10 sample teaching notes you are most welcome to view here. Feedback please to and include the name of the trial.

Kia ora! It’s Māori Language Week and to celebrate we have a $100 grocery voucher up for grabs!

Did you know it is 160 years since the Kīngitanga movement began and 10 years since we started Kīngitanga Day celebrations here at the University of Waikato? For other interesting facts, check out the 11th edition of Library Snapshot. If there is something you would like to know about the Library in a future Snapshot, please contact

We’ve just added several new video guides to our collection. There is a series of guides on using Waikato Reading Lists as well as a new guide to talk you through using the High Demand Collection. There are also heaps of other guides available to help you search for information, reference using APA, interloan items, search databases and more.

Mālō e lelei! Tongan Language Week / Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga is being held from Sunday 2 September – Saturday 8 September 2018. Celebrate with us by checking out the display on Level 2 of the Student Centre and taking a look at this Tongan Language factsheet and Tongan Language Week education resource.

Did you know that new books that arrive in the Library are listed on the New Books & Journals page weekly?

We’ve made finding Library Guides easier. Check out the new button on the right side of the Library site and access the guides in one click!

Enjoy the break from your classes this recess and indulge in reading a novel or watching a DVD from our collections.

Ebook Central will be down on Sunday morning for maintenance, but it should be back up by 9am.

My Interloan services, may experience intermittent downtime, from 6pm until 10pm, Saturday 11th August, for scheduled maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Artificial intelligence, evolution, space-time, biodiversity, and much more! Take a look at our latest book display - so many ideas about our world and theories about the universe.

Need help finding academic resources, referencing with APA, using Excel or are you doing graduate research? Then come along to a tutorial!

Did you know that there are 16,883 non-English print resources available in the library? For other interesting facts, check out the 10th edition of Library Snapshot, your bi-monthly window into all things library. If there is something you would like to know about the library in a future Snapshot, please contact

Kia orana! Does a Chromecast Audio sound good to you? Well, here’s your chance to win one of your own! All you have to do is, look at the images on the 4 Pics 1 Word Competition Poster and, based on the provided letters and spaces, correctly guess the word. To be in to win, you must place your entry into the box provided at the Cook Islands Language Week display that will be available from Monday 30th July 2018, located on Level 2 of the Student Centre. You’ll also find Dictionaries and other useful resources. A draw will take place and the winner will be announced on the Library - University of Waikato Facebook page on Friday 3rd August 2018 at 12:00pm, so make sure to enter by 11:00am!

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