Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for students (click here)
FAQs for staff (click here)

Quick tips:

Your ID card is your library card.

Printing and photocopying costs 10 cents per A4 page. You can add money to your account at Reception in the Admin building. Scanning is free.

How long can I have books and DVDs out for?
Books: 4 weeks
DVDs: 1 week
Magazines: 1 week
TOIEC/IELTS books: 14 days

Why can’t I access the databases or ebooks?
If you are on a non-IPU computer, make sure you log in using the Off-campus login for full access to library material. If you still have trouble, please contact the library.

How do I book a Library tutorial room?
We keep a booking diary at the Information Desk. Contact us with the room you wish to book, time and duration required. Bookings are display on a small whiteboard outside Lib1 each day. Rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis. Rooms may be booked by staff for a semester at a time if you have a regular class.

What if the book or DVD I want isn’t on the shelf?
If the item you want is on loan to someone else, ask a librarian to put a reserve on it. We will let you know when it’s returned. If the IPU NZ library doesn’t have the book you need, we may be able to get it from another library.

 Library rules

  1. Quiet areas are for quiet. If you want to talk, stay in the group study areas
  2. Food and drink are allowed (but no smelly foods, please)
  3. Please go outside to make phone calls
  4. Children must be supervised at all times
  5. IPU New Zealand policies & procedures must be observed at all times