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Guide to Library Resources and Services During COVID-19 Pandemic: Home

Quick notes

While Aotearoa New Zealand is currently in lockdown due to Covid-19, Te Whare Matauranga staff are working from home and will be providing a limited range of services to staff and students from Wednesday 25 March to Friday 2 April.

No services will be available between 3 April - 27 April. We are hoping to reopen on the 28 April with our full range of services but this is dependent on the New Zealand Covid-19 alert level. We will keep the Library website updated when we have further details.

As we are working from home, we have some new co-workers. Click here to see each staff member's furry co-workers.

Learning Centre Services

Barbara, Bridget and Gary are currently working from home. However they are still available to support you and answer questions. You can email them (office hours) at the addresses below for help with:

  • Maths(Gary),
  • Assignments and APA referencing (Barbara and Bridget).

They are happy to help you using email, video call (Zoom) or by phone. Email them using the following email addresses to arrange help.

Gary Sharpe (Maths)

Barbara Morris

Bridget Knuckey


Library Services

Even though the physical library isn't open, we are still here and working from home to support you.


We have a wide range of ebooks available to support your assignments. They can be found on Ebook Central on the Library databases page. You will need your WITT ID number and password to login. We also have a range of other databases available with magazine, journal and newspaper articles. They can be also be found on the Library databases page here

Library books

If you currently have any of our Library books out on loan, please keep them until we reopen. We have changed the due dates on them so that they are now due at the end of April.

Needing help?

Do you need help finding a resource on the databases? Not sure what ebooks we have on a subject? Need help with Turnitin? We have a range of info guides with useful links here. Ask A Librarian chat will be available for quick questions for several hours each day, The link can be found here.
For any other questions please email us on and someone will be in touch during normal office hours.