• Library Services

    Library Services are available at all our campuses with access to print, online material, and help with finding the resources required to support your study. Learning Commons Librarians are here to assist you with your study needs by guiding you to a wide range of relevant books, journals, videos and online resources. We will assist you to research information on your chosen subjects and to reference your material correctly using the APA referencing format. 

    You can contact us by visiting the Learning Commons between 8am and 5pm Monday-Friday, or: 

    Phone: 0800 141 121

    Email: learningcommons@weltec.ac.nz

    Click here to go directly to the library website

  • Contact us

    Call in and chat with the Library staff at your campus Learning Commons with any questions you may have, or email learningcommons@weltec.ac.nz or call 0800 141 121.

    • Where we are

      Our campuses

      Petone campus

      2nd floor, Tower Block
      14 Kensington Ave, Petone

      Call 0800 141 121

      Church Street campus

      Level 3, 11 Church Street 

      Call 04 931 6929

      Wellington Hospitality

      52 Cuba Street
      Wellington 6011

      Call 04 9202 400

      Auckland campus

      Level 2, 450 Queen Street
      Auckland 1010

      Call 09 3794 666 xtn9702

      Opening hours Trimester 1 2017 onwards

      DayPetone campusChurch Street campusCuba Street campus
      Monday8am - 5pm8am - 5pm8am - 5pm
      Tuesday8am - 5pm8am - 5pm8am - 5pm
      Wednesday8am - 5pm8am - 6pm8am - 5pm
      Thursday8am - 6pm8am - 5pm8am - 5pm
      Friday8am - 5pm8am - 5pm8am - 5pm
      Saturday11am - 3pmClosedClosed

      Swipe card entrance only at the Petone Learning Commons

      Monday - Friday 5pm - 11pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm

      Swipe cards are available from the Help Desk

      • How we can help

        We can help you with:
        • locating and searching for information
        • accessing books, magazines, journals and DVDs
        • accessing article databases and e-books
        • APA referencing

        Call in and chat with the Library staff at your campus Learning Commons with any questions you may have, or email learningcommons@weltec.ac.nz or call 0800 141 121.

        • Off campus access

          You can access the following:


          • ProQuest Ebook Central - if you previously have created an account on campus you can log-in, otherwise you can request to create an account from the Library.
          Journal articles:

          • EBSCOhost - search for articles from collections on topics including; business research, computer science, education, health, hospitality, tourism, psychology and sport.

          Other free databases you can access include:

          • A'Courts
          • Business Search Engine - Find a company quickly and easily by the product types and brands they supply. Over 59,000 brand names in New Zealand, classified in over 45,000 product categories. 

          • Building Code
          • The Department of Building and Housing's Building Code Compliance Documents (Approved Documents) and Building Code Handbook are now available for free download as PDF files from this website. 

          • Cochrane Library
          • This database is the leading international resource for systematic reviews in health care. It is updated regularly as Cochrane Reviews are published ‘when ready’ and form monthly issues. These full text reviews have been made available for free to all New Zealanders. 

          • Digital NZ
          • Search across more than 28 million digital items to discover New Zealand treasures such as amazing aerial photos, posters and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, artworks, and publications. Items are contributed from partners including Te Papa, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Art Gallery, Te Ara, NZ On Screen.

          • FindLaw.NZ
          • Information on NZ law, legislation, cases, legal resources etc. Excellent tool for searching cases.

          • Google Scholar
          • Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Often contains citations only, but some links to PDF full text. Use Google Scholar in conjunction with our scholarly research databases - ask a librarian for help.

          • Index New Zealand
          • Abstracts for over half a million articles published in New Zealand over the past 20 years. From popular magazines such as North and South and Consumer to more specialised journals such as New Zealand Law Review and Art New Zealand. Abstract only not full text. 

          • Medline on PubMed
          • NLM's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,000 biomedical journals published in 71 countries. The database contains over 20 million citations. 

          • National Library of New Zealand
          • The National Library holds rich and varied collections of research material from New Zealand and the Pacific and includes the Alexander Turnbull Library - a storehouse of words, pictures and sounds that tell us about the activities of people in New Zealand and the Pacific.

          • New Zealand Council for Educational Research
          • An independent educational research organisation with a bicultural focus and an international reputation for producing quality educational research and research-based resources.

          • New Zealand Government Online
          • The official gateway to New Zealand Government. This website provides an overview of New Zealand and its government, access to government services information and employment opportunities, as well as government agency contact details. Find out all that you need to know about everything that Government has to offer. From drivers' licences to dog licences, tax issues to health issues, starting a family to starting a business. You can access a wide range of services like finding a job or applying for a passport . Or you can find information on immigration , education , and legislation . 

          • New Zealand Legislation
          • Source of New Zealand Acts, Bills and Legislative Instruments. 

          • Statistics New Zealand
          • Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa is a government department and New Zealand’s national statistical office. New Zealand's major source of official statistics, administers the Statistics Act 1975, and leads the Official Statistics System. 

          • Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
          • This New Zealand online encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society. It contains over 850 stories arranged into topics.

          To access ALL databases you will need to remote login through the CITRIX gateway.  Instructions for how to do this are available from the WelTec homepage. Once logged in to Citrix, open your student desktop, open your Internet browser and go to the Library website and click on the resource you wish to access. Please ask us for help if you are not sure - call 0800 141 121.

          If you still require assistance to access our library resources, please contact us.

          • Research and reading

          • Library staff

            Learning Commons Manager

            Lin Ayo

            Lin Ayo

            As the manager of the Learning Commons, 
            Lin brings a wide range of experience in 
            providing high quality 
            support services to 
            students and staff. She has worked in tertiary 
            institutions in New Zealand and the Middle East.

            Information Team

            Robyn Atkinson

            Robyn Atkinson

            Team Leader

            Robyn works as a Reference 
            Librarian and team leader at the 
            WelTec Library. She is based at 
            the Petone campus. Robyn
            encourages you to come to the
            Library for help if you have any
            reference or research questions.

            Jill Whitmore

             Jill Whitmore

            Cataloguer and Acquisitions 

            Jill purchases and processes new books
            and journals, and arranges the loan
            of resources from other Libraries.

            Karen Lloyd

            Karen Lloyd

            Reference and Liaison Librarian

            Karen works with the Engineering,
            Built Environment and Automotive
            Schools and her work is
            supported by her background in
            science, research and technology.

            Ellie Bailey-Wright

            Ellie Bailey-Wright

            Reference and Liaison Librarian

            Ellie works with the Creative,
            Health and Wellbeing and Construction
            Schools. She has a background in visual arts,
            media and communications.

             Natalie Smith  

            Natalie Smith

            Reference and Liaison Librarian

            Natalie's liaison subject areas
            are Business,
            Information Technology and Hospitality.

            Vicki Smith

             Vicki Smith

            Circulation Librarian

            Vicki is responsible for loans
            and overdue and lost book processes
            across all WelTec campuses.


            Ravinder Pallikonda

            Electronic Services Librarian

            Ravi works as the Electronic Services Librarian
            at both the WelTec and Whitireia polytechnics.
            His areas of interests include digital libraries
            and knowledge management. He has previously
            worked in corporate and research organisations
            in India and Europe.

             Craig Turney

            Craig Turney

            Library Assistant

            Craig provides help with information
            queries, APA referencing, Moodle and IT.
            He currently works across all campuses.