Massey University Library Wellington

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Putanga ki te Ao Mātauranga ki Te Whanganui ā Tara – E harikoa ana mātou ki te kite i a koe i kōnei, me te awhina atu i a koe ki te rapu mātauranga i te wā kei Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa koe.

We look forward to seeing you in the library and helping with your information needs during your time at Massey University.  

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Location and Maps

The library is located between the Pyramid and Tussock Bar and Café. Entrance A is the closest Wallace Street entrance.  From Tasman Street, enter through the glass doors on the left of Tussock and turn left to reach the library.

For information about travelling to the Campus see Maps, transport and parking.

Drop-in library tours are offered at the beginning of semesters 1 and 2 and will be advertised on the Library Tours and Classes Schedule. You can arrange a tour at another time – ask at the level A service point or contact us.

Service Points

The level A service point is open during library opening hours.  Please feel free to ask any Library staff member for assistance.

Library staff can help with the following services:

  • Borrowing
  • Returns
  • Renewals
  • Collecting requested items that are “Ready for pickup”
  • Short loan collection: set text and high demand material available for 2-hour loan in the Library
  • Paying fines
  • Adding credit to network accounts for printing and photocopying
  • Lost property
  • Help with finding information and resources
  • Library tours and classes
  • Referencing Software and Tools support
  • Help with the copiers/scanners, computers and other library equipment
  • Staff and postgraduates carrying out research can make an appointment with a Subject Librarian
  • Research support for all students by appointment or on-the-spot


The Wellington library has a generalist collection, with particular strengths in art and design, music, nursing and communications. The library holds over 135,000 books, plus print journals, newspapers, reference items, and audio-visual material to support the programmes offered at the Wellington Campus.

Study Areas & Room bookings

Study Areas

Study spaces for individuals and groups are available on levels A, B and the Mezzanine.  Waka 1, 2 and 3 on level B are long tables for quiet, study-related conversation.  Huihui 1 and 2 are bookable study rooms on level A, and Huihui 3 and 4 are bookable study rooms on level B.  They can be booked for two hour periods by small groups.

There is also a parents’ room on level A for those who are using the library when they have children with them. 

Disability Access & Services

For information about library services for people with temporary or permanent impairments, see The Library for People with Disabilities. To discuss individual requirements please contact Disability Services.

Distance Students

Distance students are welcome to visit Wellington library and are entitled the same services as internal students. Please bring your ID card or, if you haven’t received one, some photo ID.  Books will be issued for the longer distance-loan period, and Freepost return labels are available on request. Books from any Massey library may be returned to Wellington library. For more information about library services for distance students please visit The Library for Distance Students.

Wellington Library Computing Facilities

PC and Macintosh computers are available on levels A, B and the Mezzanine. These computers are available for use by Massey students (internal and distance) and staff during library opening hours.

Please see our Wāhi Rorohiko (Computer Zone) page for information on:

  • applications
  • software
  • logging on and off
  • printing and saving your work

There are also stand-up Library search computers on each floor.


All computers are available on a first-come-first-served basis. They may not be reserved, except by library staff for training sessions, usually in Akoako 1 (library teaching room on level B). Computers unattended for more than 15 minutes may be logged off by library staff and made available for other users.

Appropriate use

Use of the computers should be in accordance with the University’s Use and Access to Information Technology Systems Policy. Please limit activities that are not course-related (e.g. social networking, email) at peak times or when others are waiting to use computers. Access to TradeMe is blocked from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.


Massey University’s Wireless Networking Service (free to staff and students) is available in the library. More information about getting connected is available from Information Technology Services. 

Wireless printing is available in the library.

IT Help and Support

Help is available from library service points during opening hours. Specialised IT help is available from Wellington Regional IT Support (Block 5, Level C), 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Help sheets are also available.

The ITS Wellington web pages also have help information.

Printing, Photocopying & Scanning

MFDs (multi-functional devices for printing, copying and scanning) are available throughout the library.

Instructions are on the devices.  Help with printing, photocopying and scanning is also available from library service points.

Your network account must be in credit balance to print or copy. Student ID cards can be used as print and copying cards, or you can purchase a card from the level A service point.

For overhead transparency copying please use only OHP/acetate purchased from the Library.


GST is deducted at the time you credit your account, for example:
$5.00 loaded = $4.35 credit
$10.00 loaded = $8.70 credit

Once GST is deducted these prices apply:

Black & white: A4 and A3 = 5 cents
Colour: A4 and A3 = 40 cents
Double-sided is charged as 2 copies

After-Hours Returns

You can return items when the Library is closed.  There is an After-Hours Return slot facing into the carpark at Entrance E, off Tasman Street – just post your items here, and they will come off your record the next business day.

Contact the Wellington Library

Wellington Library Contact Details