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Borrowing

All current members can borrow books, journals, maps and other materials from any of our Libraries in any of these locations - The Library in the Student Centre, Teaching Resources Library, and Tauranga Library (items available may vary depending on the location).

Item borrowing limits

Students and staff can borrow:

  • 100 items per person, at any one time
  • Two High Demand items per person, at any one time

Associate and Alumni members can borrow:

  • Ten items out at any one time

Loan periods

The length of time you can borrow an item for will depend on your Library Membership. See the following tables for borrowing times for all Library material, or Contact Us for assistance.

  • Books, Journals, Audiocassettes, CDROMs, Kits, Pictures, Maps, Teaching Resources Library CDs & videocassettes 30 Days
  • Central Library Videocassettes, Central Library CDs 14 Days
  • Central Library DVDs 14 Days
  • High Demand Items 2 hours
  • Central Library Theses and Dissertations 30 days
  • Books, Journals, Audiocassettes, CDROMs, Kits, Pictures, Maps, Teaching Resources Library CDs & videocassettes 60 Days
  • Central Library Videocassettes, Central Library CDs 14 Days
  • Central Library DVDs 14 Days
  • High Demand Items 2 hours
  • Central Library Theses and Dissertations 60 days
  • Books, Journals, Audiocassettes, CDROMs, Kits, Pictures, Maps, Teaching Resources Library CDs & videocassettes 30 Days
  • Central Library Theses and Dissertations 2 weeks
  • Central Library Videocassettes, CDs and DVDs Library use only

What can I borrow?

Items for loan

  • Books
  • Audio-visual, i.e CDs, DVDs & Videocassettes
  • CD-ROMs
  • Kits, i.e. book and CD kits
  • Maps
  • Pictures, i.e. posters, charts
  • Theses
  • Print Journals
  • Items in Off-Campus Storage

High-use and reference only items

  • Reference Only items
  • High Demand material
  • Some Print Journals
  • Theses

Reference only items can only be used in the Student Centre.

Equipment for loan from Central Library

  • Scientific Calculators
  • Headphones
  • Prayer mat

Equipment for loan from Teaching Resources Library

  • Headphones

Accessible alternatives

Searching

Library Search and most of our online resources are accessible from any workstation via the Library website. If access to any of the Kiosks or computers is problematic, please ask for assistance at the Level 2 Library Service Desk.

Collecting

You can put a request on an item through Library Search and we will notify you when the items are available. If you are unable to do this you can email libycirc@waikato.ac.nz or ask for assistance at the level 2 Library Service Desk. Please include title, author and call number of the items you require.

If you have any problems reaching or pulling items from the shelf let us know and we will get the items for you or provide assistance while you browse. For information or help, please contact as above or the University Accessibility Services Manager.