UC Libraries: 10 Things Every Student Needs to Know


  1. There are 3 Libraries on campus                                                            Puaka-James Hight (Central) Library (PJH) has collections to support Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Business and Economics, Education, Music and Fine Arts. Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPS) supports Engineering, Forestry, Sciences, and Antarctic Studies. Macmillan Brown Library (MB) holds cultural heritage collections which reflect UC’s place in Aotearoa, the Pacific, and beyond.
  2. Te Rua Makerspace is a creative space FREE for all UC students Located on level 2 Puaka-James Hight, this space offers 3D printing, sticker making, sewing, badge making and much more! Take a relaxed study break or learn something new. Sign up for one of our weekly workshops, join in for crafternoon, or chat to the team to learn how to co-host an event.
  3. The Libraries have copies of your textbooks                                              They’re free to use and you can find them by entering your course code in the search box.
  4. The Library has a special search engine for finding academic articles, books, eBooks and online video to help you with your assignments! It’s called: MultiSearch
    MultiSearch is like Google but without all the blogposts, business websites and conspiracy theories. The Library catalogue can help with your search as well.
  5. There’s a Librarian who specialises in your subject                                They’ll work with you to find the information you need and help get your referencing  right. See your subject guide and book an appointment.
  6. Computers, printers and study spaces in the Libraries are for you to use                                                                                                                        And the Libraries are open till late.
  7. The Library is online                                                                                                  Log into your My Library Account, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, use Learn, get instant answers to your questions with AskLIVE, join interactive online workshops, and get familiar with our website.
  8. All students are invited to explore our internationally renowned heritage collections                                                                                            They’re unique to Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific. Visit the Macmillan Brown Library to see for yourself.
  9. Manaakitanga: Caring for people, is at the heart of everything we do                                                                                                                        Whatever your ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, religion or taste, there’s a place for you in the Libraries. Together we’ll create a supportive environment to help you achieve your potential.
  10. There is a page on our website dedicated to updates about COVID-19 for the Libraries
    Please familiarise yourself with all updates.
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