The UC Libraries have a range of resources available for students during exam time. These include online access to past exam papers, books on study and exam skills/techniques, group and individual study spaces, chill out zones and recreational reading (for when you need a break from study).
Past exam papers: check out the Library website to see if your course has past exam papers available online. These can be useful as part of your study, as often exam questions are similar from year to year. Click here to find out more.
Books on study and exam skills/techniques: if you are looking for books to help improve your study or exam skills, check out the Library Catalogue or MultiSearch for a range of useful resources. Click here to see some of the resources we have available.
Different types of study spaces: the UC Libraries have a range of different study spaces available to suit your study needs. Whether you want to study in a group, or on your own, we have your needs covered. We have discussion rooms that can be booked online, group study spaces with large tables so you can study with your friends and silent zones for quiet individual study.
Areas to relax: each of the UC Libraries has spaces where you can chill out, relax and take a break from studying. We have comfy chairs and couches in our libraries, as well as beanbags in the Central Library.
Fiction books: the UC Libraries have a wide range of fiction books available for when you need to take a break from study. Each library has its own collection, including detective fiction (Central), science fiction (EPS), contemporary/historical fiction (Central), young adult/junior fiction (Education) and Maori/Pacific fiction (Macmillan Brown). So whatever you feel like escaping into, we have you covered. Click here to find out more…
Other activities run by UC Libraries during exam time include complementary tea/coffee, lolly giveaways and free colouring pages for relaxation.