Collections

Collections:

The IPU NZ Library has 28,000 books, DVDs, and periodicals in the library to support student learning and recreation, as well as access to many more electronic resources. Our collections include non-fiction, fiction, movies, journals and magazines.

At a glance:

Map

 

1. Comics
For everyone. Includes native English comics as well as translated manga. Look under the shelves for earlier volumes.

3. Fiction
For everyone. Includes a range of genres, including crime, horror, fantasy and romance. Mostly in English, but some other languages.

4. Graded Readers
For Foundation students to practice reading English. Includes fiction and non-fiction. 

5 & 2. Introductory Non Fiction
For Foundation students. Non fiction for those learning English, including dictionaries.

6. Japanese Corner.
For Japanese speakers. Includes careers information, manga, non-fiction, and fiction.  

7. English Teaching Resources
For ESOL learners and teachers. Practical information about learning and teaching English.

8. Movies
For everyone. Movies on DVD.

9. Newspapers
For everyone. Local dailies as well as Japanese newspapers.

10. Non Fiction
For Degree, Diploma, Post-graduate students and teachers.

11. Non Fiction Videos and DVDs
For everyone. Covers materials used in various courses as well as topics like job interviews, health, and history.

12. Periodicals & magazines

For everyone. Includes magazines like Women’s Weekly and NZ Listener, English learning materials, and journals. Look under the shelves for old issues. Ask a librarian to get older issues out of Stack. 

13. Reference

Includes dictionaries and encyclopaedias.

14. TOIEC/IELTS
For those sitting the tests. 

T1 and T2. Tutorial Rooms
Can be booked by teachers and groups of students. Ask at the desk.

A. Head Librarian’s office

B. Main desk.
Come here for help. If no librarian is around, please ring the bell.

C. Photocopy room
Here you can copy, scan, and pick up printing.

 

 


 IN DETAIL:

 

Collection: Movies

Has: DVDs of movies and popular documentaries. Various languages, but mostly English.

Where: By the Introductory Non Fiction

Issued for: 1 week

Borrowing limit: 6 items at a time.


Collection: Non Fiction

Has: Books on factual topics, including textbooks, primary and secondary research, and popular works (various languages)

Where: By the Fiction

Issued for: 4 weeks


Collection: English Teaching Resources

Has: Books, DVDs, audio CDs for teaching English as a second language

Where: The shelves opposite the English Self-Study books, behind the Comics

Identified by: Red spine label

Issued for: 4 weeks


Collection: Graded readers

Has: Books at different reading levels for English learners

Where: On the shelves by T1, opposite the Movie DVDs

Issued for: 4 weeks

Reading levels: 

          Yellow dot: Preparatory (easiest)
          Green dot: Elementary
          Blue dot: Lower-intermediate
          Purple dot: Intermediate
          Pink dot: Upper-intermediate
          Orange dot: Advanced (hardest)

 


Collection: Introductory Non Fiction

Has: Books on factual topics for learners of English

Where: By the Movies

Identified by:  INF at the start of the call number
 
Issued for: 4 weeks

Reading levels: 

          Yellow dot: Preparatory (easiest)
          Green dot: Elementary
          Blue dot: Lower-intermediate
          Purple dot: Intermediate
          Pink dot: Upper-intermediate
          Orange dot: Advanced


Collection: Personal Language Development – English Self-Study

Has: Books on learning English and how to study, as well as dictionaries and thesauruses

Where: By the Movie DVDs

Identified by: Orange spine label

Issued for: 4 weeks


Collection: Fiction

Has: Novels and short story collections (includes English, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indonesian)

Where: Next to Non Fiction

Identified by: Yellow spine label

Issued for: 4 weeks


Collection: TOEIC/IELTS

Has: Books, audio CDs, practice exams

Where: With the English Self-Study collection, next to the Movie DVDs

Issued for: 14 days 

Borrowing limit: 3 items at a time.


Collection: Comics

Has: Comics, manga, and graphic novels

Where: On the shelves by the Periodicals 

Identified by: Comic at the start of the call number

Issued for: 4 weeks


Collection: Journals

Has: Magazines and journals (English and Japanese)

Where: On the shelves by the Comics (lift the shelves for old issues)

Issued for: 1 week

 


Collection: Reference

Has: Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and other reference materials

Where: At the end of the Non Fiction collection

Issued for: Overnight loan.

Identified by: REF at start of call number 


Collection: Desk reserve

Has: Books, games, DVDs put aside by teachers

Where: Behind the library desk

Issued for: Library use only – make sure you have the paper number


Collection: Posters

Has: Maps and posters

Where: By the Non-Fiction

Issued for: 4 weeks


Collection: Non Fiction DVDs

Has: Documentaries, interviews, educational films, and training films (some VHS)

Where: Beside the toilets

Issued for: 2 weeks 


 

Collection: Japanese Corner

Has: Books, manga, and magazines in Japanese.

Where: In the corner room between the Photocopier room and T1

Issued for: 2-4 weeks


Collection: Student Research Projects

Has: Final projects completed by undergraduate students of IPU NZ

Where: Behind the library desk

Issued for: Library use only. List available on request at the desk or read here: pdf Final Projects list (0.13MB)


Collection: Student Theses

Has: Theses completed by postgraduate students of IPU NZ

Where: Behind the library desk

Issued for: Library use only. List available on request


Collection: Class sets

Has: Books and textbooks for class use, assigned by teachers

Where: Behind the library desk. Ask at the desk with the title and author of your book.

Issued for: 1 term


Collection: Stack

Has: Books, journals, videos

Where: Behind the library desk. Ask at the desk

Issued for: Normal period


 

Collection: Games

Has: Board games and jigsaw puzzles

Where: Behind the library desk. Ask at the desk

Issued for: 1 week