Your Study


Your Study


The library offers an extensive range of resources including books, magazines, eBooks, journals, DVDs and music scores. Use your student ID card in the Self Check machine to issue items to yourself. Enter your search terms in the box that says Search Books and More on the Library page.

Our librarians can help you find resources for your assignments, including books, ebooks and a range of electronic resources in our databases and subject guides.

You can work through a guided pathway called Information Skills to find out how to search the Library website, Library databases and Google smartly. Find additional "How do I" guides here.

You can also book a group study room in the Library or Learning Commons at our Timaru campus or Manawa or City campus, Christchurch.

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Contact us if you have any questions. We are open 7 days.

Finding library support on all campuses

City campus, Christchurch

Find the Library in the Rakaia Centre atrium (L block) at the City campus on Madras Street.  Librarians are available to help you find resources.  Look for our red lanyards.

Manawa campus, Christchurch

Find library support in the Learning Commons (Ground floor) at the Manawa campus at 276 Antigua Street.

Woolston campus, Christchurch

Find the Library in the Student Services building at Woolston campus.  There are no library staff at Woolston campus but you can issue your own books using the self issue machine.  See the Student Services reception if you have any problems and they can contact the library to help you or ring us directly at 0800242476 and ask for the library. 

Timaru campus

Find the Library in A Block, on Arthur Street. Staff are available to help students in the Library on Timaru campus.

Oamaru and Ashburton  campuses

Oamaru and Ashburton campus students may request books online using the Library Search facility. Your requests will be posted directly to your home address. The Library also supplies a label for freepost return of library materials. If you have any questions or need help finding resources for your assignment please contact us at or phone 0800 242476 and ask for the Library.  We are open 7 days.