Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whare Pukapuka! Just like the mighty Waikato river which is central to our beautiful city, the Library is central to your learning journey. Mā mātou koe e ārahi, let us be your raft and navigator.

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Open Hours

Hamilton Campus Library:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Teaching Resources Library:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 1pm

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Library Spaces & Facilities

Spaces designed for you and your life. Discover our Whānau room, explore our quiet study spaces, or book a room for you and your group.

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Discover Mātangireia

A resource hub of Māori, Pacific, Aotearoa, & Indigenous materials, guided by Kaupapa Māori values, Mātangireia supports research, teaching, & learning in an inclusive environment celebrating mana whenua, cultural heritage, & traditional knowledge.

Taonga & Artworks


Huakina! Riariakina! Kia hahaina, kia rangahia! Open! Explore! Grasp knowledge and bring it together! The Mahi Māreikura room showcases and preserves the treasures and works of Dr. Pei te Hurinui Jones.

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The University of Waikato was established in 1964 and since has become kaitiaki of many taonga, some of which are currently in the care of Te Whare Pukapuka, the Library. 

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Holding over 600 artworks the collection consists of a broad range of contemporary art and taonga including paintings, works on paper, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, whakairo and mixed media, amongst others.

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Find and Use Library Resources

The library boasts a diverse collection of physical, digital, and unique materials, reflecting our commitment to providing rich resources for our members. Furthermore, our interlibrary loan service expands these offerings, ensuring access to even more.

Digital Resources


Explore the University of Waikato's Open Access repository featuring research publications, theses, and dissertations authored by our faculty and students.

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A collection of databases spanning various subjects and topics essential for research and assignments. Need help navigating? Contact us for expert assistance.

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Browse or search our digital archives, featuring historical images, documents, and first-hand accounts offering unique local insights into Waikato and Aotearoa New Zealand. Includes non-digitised collection information. 

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Subject Guides

Discover tailored subject guides! Explore recommended readings, databases, referencing advice and search tips for your subject. Your essential companion for successful research and high-quality assignments!

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Researcher Support

Unlock your full potential with our comprehensive suite of resources tailored for researchers and postgraduates. From workshops to personalised guidance, we're here to support your journey toward academic excellence.

Contact the Library

If you need assistance with research, assignment help, or have any general enquiries, feel free to contact the library. We're here to help!

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Email and Phone

All Enquiries

+647 838-4051 (All Enquiries)

Post and Courier


The University of Waikato Library, Gate 3a, 209 Silverdale Rd, Hillcrest, HAMILTON 3216, NEW ZEALAND


The University of Waikato Library, Private Bag 3105, HAMILTON 3240, NEW ZEALAND