The University Library
The Library is the University’s gateway to knowledge, providing information
and resources for its staff and students. The Library also aims to encourage
a culture of lifelong learning and intellectual independence.
Library staff are available to show students and researchers how to find the
information they need for their study or research, and to teach them to find
The University Library comprises not only the buildings on campus but virtual
access to library resources throughout the world. The Law Library is within
the Central Library building, which is located at the centre of the campus,
and the Education Library is located in building TL in the nearby School of
Library services, resources, and collections include
- knowledgeable and helpful staff
- electronic access (both on and off the campus) to journals, databases,
e-books, library catalogues, the Internet, exam papers, and other resources
- books, journals, maps, videos, dvds and newspapers
- theses from the University of Waikato and other institutions
- document access and delivery from other libraries
- places to study, photocopiers, and computers for word processing
- a wireless network, wireless laptops for use within the Library, and network
ports for other laptop use.
Brief introductory tours and essential tutorials are offered intensively during
the first few weeks of each semester. Tutorial and tour timetables are available
on the Library’s website and at Information Desks.
Subject Liaison Librarians offer many course-specific tutorials as requested
by academic staff. They also offer drop-in subject-focused tutorials from approximately
week four in each semester.
For more information, please go to the Library website at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/library,
visit the Library in person and collect a Library Guide, or contact the Library
by email, or by telephone - (07) 838-4466 followed by the extension given below: