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Manawatū Library is on the Concourse at the Manawatū Campus.
Parking near the Library:
Information about travelling to the Manawatū Campus is available at Maps, transport and parking.
Drop-in Library tours are offered at the beginning of Semester 1 and will be advertised on the Library Tours and Classes Schedule. You can arrange a tour at another time - ask at the Service Point or contact us.
The Service Point is on Level 1 opposite the Library entrance and is staffed all Library opening hours.
Please note: full services may not be available during evenings, weekends and public holidays.
The Manawatū Library has a large collection, with wide subject coverage of all disciplines taught from the campus, including distance courses. There are multiple copies of many texts. The Library has the main humanities, social science and business collections and the collection is also strong in the sciences, in particular veterinary science, agriculture and horticulture. There are significant back runs of journals.
Further information on Massey University Library Collections including open and heritage collections.
We provide a range of study area options. Please choose a space best suited to your needs, and be considerate of other users in the area.
The Library Café is on Level 1. It is open during Semesters One and Two.
The DIY Kai area is on Level 2, providing a kitchen, microwaves, boiling and filtered water.
Food and drink is permitted in the Library, if care is taken. Drinks must be in spill-proof containers.
Hot or strong-smelling food is only permitted in the hot food zones: beside the Café on Level 1 and DIY Kai on Level 2.
Manawatū Library provides close mobility parking, ramp access, automatic doors, lifts, accessible toilets and a Disabilities Resource Room.
Distance students are very welcome to visit Manawatū Library, and are entitled to use the same facilities and services as those studying internally. Please bring your ID card or, if you haven't received one, photo identification.
At the Service Point books will be issued for the longer distance loan period. Freepost return labels are available on request. Books from any Massey University Library may be returned to Manawatū Library. For more information about Library services for distance students please visit The Library for Distance Learning.
The print collection at Manawatū Library primarily supports the courses based at the Manawatū campus. Some specialist subject collections are held at other campus Libraries. Print resources (books or journal articles) that are available at any Massey University Library may be requested and will be posted directly to your home address.
Wāhi Rorohiko, the main computer space, is on Level 1 of the Library, with additional computers in the 500s room on Level 2. Computers are available for use by Massey University students (internal and distance) and staff during Library opening hours.
Please see our Wāhi Rorohiko (Computer Zone) page for information on:
Information Technology Services (ITS) labs and teaching rooms for students offer additional computing facilities, including a wider range of software than in the Manawatū Library.
Help is available during all opening hours. IT Assistants (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) and Library staff provide help at the Service Point and by roving in the computer space.
Help sheets are also available, including:
Microsoft Office classes are also offered at the beginning of Semesters 1 and 2 and will be advertised on the Library Tours and Classes Schedule. Bookings are essential.
Computers are available on a first-come first-served basis. Computers may not be reserved, except by Library staff. Computers unattended for more than 15 minutes may be logged off by Library staff and made available for other users.
Use of the computers should be in accordance with the University’s Use and Access to Information Technology Systems Policy. Please limit activities that are not course-related (e.g. social networking, email) at peak times or when others are waiting to use computers.
CDs (CD-R and CD-RW) and headphones are sold at the Level 1 Service Point.
There are many wireless access points located throughout the Library. These allow Massey students and staff to connect free to the Massey wireless networking services provided by Information Technology Services. Commercial wireless ISP networks are available for visitors.
For more information on configuration and coverage, please visit http://wireless.massey.ac.nz.
If you need help please ask at the Service Point.
Powerpoints scattered throughout the Library may be used for mobile devices. A limited number of multiplug power boxes are available for borrowing from the Service Point. Care should be taken not to trail power cords across walkways.
MFDs (multifunctional devices) are available for printing, copying and scanning on Levels 1 and 2. Black and white, colour, A4, A3, and overhead transparency copying is available. Help is available from Service Point staff.
If you need help, please ask Library staff.
Writing Consultants from the Centre for Teaching and Learning can answer your questions about academic writing and study skills or give you feedback on your assignments structure, focus, paragraph structure, flow, presentation, use of sources, and referencing.
No appointment is needed but appointments are available.
Writing Consultants are available on Level 1 of Manawatū Library during semesters 1 and 2 at the following times:
Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 9pm
Friday: 9:30am to 4pm
Display space is available in the Library on Level 1. This space can be in high demand so it is advisable to plan and book in advance.
To book a display space, please see staff at the Service Point, phone 3505670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please give a name and contact details of the person responsible for the display, and the duration of the display. Bookings will be confirmed within 3 working days.
Please remove the display by the last day booked to make way for the next booking. Otherwise Library staff will remove the material which will be kept for one week.
A Parents' Room is available on request for feeding babies and changing nappies. It has a small refrigerator.
Please ask at the Service Point, and Library staff will take you to the room.
USB drives and CDs are held at the Service Point for 3 months and are then recycled. All other lost property is held at the Service Point until collected by Security.
Please turn mobile phones off or onto silent mode in the Library. Phone calls should be made in group areas or the stairwells.
After-hours returns bins are at the front entrance of the Library, and at the back of the Library, which has drive-up access.
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Last updated on Thursday 06 August 2020