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I am a new student

Here when you need us

As a new student you’ll find a wide range of resources and support ready when you need it at the Library.

Searching for resources

Library Search: Search for many of the library’s different resources (books, articles, etc.), all in the same place.

Databases: Find subject specific resources.

Library workshops

Sign up for a Library workshop to improve your searching skills.

Borrowing periods

Undergraduates - current AUT ID card required to borrow

  • 20 item limit, 5 renewals per item
  • Books: 14 days
  • DVDs: 3 days
  • Journals: Cannot be borrowed
  • Short Loan books: 2 hours, 2 books only; some items (as marked) 3 days

Note: If an item is recalled an email will be sent to you with its shortened borrowing time.

Requesting books

Use Library Search to request an item from another campus, or recall one on loan to another student.

If a book you have out is recalled, you will be sent an email (to your AUT email address) and a text message (if option in) with a new due date.

If an AUT book or article is not available, use Bonus+ or ArticleReach to request from other libraries.

If Bonus+ or ArticleReach is not available, check the Interlibrary Loan page for other options.

Replacement Charges

  • Very overdue items are regarded as Lost and you are Billed for replacement costs
  • Replacement charges are mitigated on return of items

Reciprocal borrowing

You can borrow in person from any New Zealand university library (except the University of Auckland).

Short Loan

Short Loan collection: books, journals or DVDs required for your course are in the Short Loan collection in the Library. Find these in Blackboard using the Library or Course Resources button in your course.

Other course readings including electronic journal articles and book chapters are also available on Blackboard. Ask your lecturer where to find the readings for your course.


A wide range of subject guides are available to help you find and use Library resources for your coursework.

Ask a Librarian for assistance with searching and tips on which tools or databases to use.

I am a new student