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Plie of books

Students can borrow up to ten items at one time.  The standard loan period for book, magazines and DVD's is three weeks.

You can renew your items before the due date for up to two more loan periods if no one else wants the same item. To renew an item log into the library catalogue using your student ID number and password. Once you are logged in, you can renew items that are not overdue. You can also place a reserve or hold on an item.

Once items become overdue, no further issues or renewals are possible. If an item becomes more than 4 weeks overdue, an account for the replacement cost will be sent.


 Items can only be reserved if they are on loan or in process. They are unable to be reserved when available.

The borrower will be emailed  when the item becomes available. We will hold the item behind the desk for one week.



Sometimes you may not be able to find what you want in the Library.  We can request a book or journal article from another library in New Zealand on your behalf.  This is for your study at WITT only.  You cannot request items for your personal interests.

Please allow up to two weeks for your interloan request to arrive. 

You will be notified by email or telephone when your request arrives.

Generally, books are loaned for 4 weeks, if you request an article you may keep the copy provided.

To request an item please ask a Librarian for an interloan form at the Library Desk

Course Reserve

The purpose of the Course Reserve collection is to provide students maximum access to a limited number of resources.   To allow maximum access, material is issued for a two hour loan for use in the library only.  You will need your ID card to borrow any items from Course Reserve. Maximum per student is two.

Your tutor will place items in Course Reserve for you to use.  To search for Course Reserve material use the Catalogue and

·         Search for the course name under “Course Reserve lists”

Online Resources and Databases

When you come into the Learning Resource Centre you can only see part of our collection.  We have a collection of online resources (also called databases) that you can access anywhere you have a computer with an internet connection.    

We have an online library called eBrary which has over 120,000 books that you can browse and use as well as several specialist subject databases to help you find the most up to date, relevant information for your studies.  To see what you can find online through the Library click here

If you would like to find out more or would like help finding the right information for your assignment, book in using the booking sheet by the Issue Desk.

Student Computers

All enrolled students at WITT have access to student computers.  You are able to use the computers at the Learning Resource Centre for your study.  There are also photocopiers available for you to copy or print your work.  Money will need to loaded onto your ID card. This can be done at the Library desk using cash or eftpos.

To access Moodle click here.  

Printing and Photocopying

You can load money onto you ID card so you can print or photocopy.  You can load credit on your card using eftpos or cash at the Library Desk.  There are two photocopiers in the Learning Resource Centre that you can use.  An A4 black and white copy costs 8 cents per copy, other costs are listed by the copiers.