Library News & Events Archive

News and Events from the last two months.

ITS Help Desk on L2
The ITS Help Desk on L2 of the Student Centre will be closed from next Monday 19th to Friday 30th April. If you need to contact them please call +64 7 838 4008.

Picturebook Club - Tomorrow at 1.10pm
This week the Picturebook Club continues even though the Teaching Resources Library is being moved. Meet us tomorrow, 14th April, at Nicola's office (TC3.32) and then we will go to a class from there. This week our focus is on books from the Canadian book awards including 'The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden' by Heather Smith and Rachel Wada.

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic Calendar. Check out this beautiful poem ‘"Break-Fast" at Night’ by Ibtisam Barakat from the Journal of Children's Literature. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. We encourage you to be considerate to staff and students fasting and as Dr. Asad Moshin, President of Waikato Muslim Association, says “a simple gesture, ‘I hope your fasting is coming along good’, is very motivating.”

The Library has organised a trial of the IUPAC Standards Online Database. The trial will run until December 31st this year. Read full article

You may experience intermittent problems placing interlibrary loan requests, or requesting renewals during Saturday 3rd April and Sunday 4th April. Read full article

TRL Relocation Temporary Closure
The Teaching Resources Library (TRL) is temporarily closed while being relocated to the 4th floor of TL block (TL.4.17). It will reopen on Tuesday 27th April.

Why do we have Easter eggs and the Easter bunny?
The exact origins of the Easter bunny are clouded in mystery. One theory is that rabbits, known for their energetic breeding, are symbols of fertility. Eggs are also representative of new life, and according to this article it’s believed that dyeing eggs has its origin in a legend that Simon of Cyrene -the man who carried the cross of Jesus to Calvary- was an egg merchant.

Long Weekend Ahead
We would like to wish you a very happy Easter. Our Hamilton campus and Tauranga Libraries will be closed for Easter break from 2 April to 6 April. Check out our Library hours here. After hours access to the computer areas will be available with your student ID card. See you all back on Wednesday 7th April!

Balloons Over Waikato - ZURU Nightglow
Come join us this Saturday 20th March at the Hamilton campus playing fields to watch the balloons light up, with live music from 4pm. Bring along a rug, collapsible chair, and enjoy Hamilton's biggest night out!

St Patrick’s Day
17 March is Saint Patrick’s Day. It is the day when Irish communities around the world celebrate their culture with music, dancing, parades, and traditional food and drink. Learn more about St Patrick’s traditions and what Leprechauns have to do with this day.

Smell the Roses...light infused painting

Interlibrary Loan System Maintenance
The Interlibrary Loan System will undergo maintenance. Scheduled to start on Saturday 27th February at 8:00am through to 1:30pm. You may experience error messages when placing new requests or trying to request renewals.

If you are trying to locate a news and events item from the period before the 29th June 2020, or more than two months ago, please email us at [email protected].