Manawatū Library

Manawatū Library

Welcome to the Manawatū Library

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Location and Maps

Manawatū Library is on the Concourse at the Manawatū Campus.

Parking near the Library:

  • Mobility parking is available behind the Library (Library Road)
  • Short term user-pays parking is available behind the Library (Library Road) and on University Avenue
  • After-hours (i.e. outside 7.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. weekdays) free general parking is available next to the Library
  • Cycle parking is available on the Science Tower side of the Library

Information about travelling to the Manawatū Campus is available at Maps, transport and parking.

Manawatū Library Floor Plan Manawatū Library Floorplan (102 KB)

Drop-in Library tours are offered at the beginning of Semester 1 and will be advertised on the Massey app and signs in the Library. You can arrange a tour at another time - ask at the Service Point or contact us.

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Service Point

The Service Point is on Level 1 opposite the Library entrance and is staffed all Library opening hours.

  • Borrow | Renew | Request | Fines
  • General help and enquiries
  • IT: printing, copying, scanning and IT Assistants available for advanced IT help
  • Finding information and resources
  • Short Loan Collection
  • Closed Collection enquiries
  • Adding credit to network accounts for printing and copying
  • Purchase of headphones and copy cards
  • Extension cords and remote controls for AV equipment 
  • Lost property
  • EndNote support
  • Staff and postgraduates carrying out research can make an appointment with a Subject Librarian

Please note: full services may not be available during evenings, weekends and public holidays.

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The Manawatū Library has a large collection, with wide subject coverage of all disciplines taught from the campus. There are multiple copies of many texts. The Library has the main humanities, social science and business collections and the collection is also strong in the sciences, in particular veterinary science, agriculture and horticulture. There are significant back runs of journals.

Further information on Massey University Library Collections including open and heritage collections.

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Study Areas & Room Booking

We provide a range of study area options. Please choose a space best suited to your needs, and be considerate of other users in the area.

  • Quiet zones on Levels 1 and 3, and in the 500s area of Level 2.
  • Group study areas on Levels 1 and 2 where larger tables are provided - particularly near the Café and in the New Zealand room.
  • Small Study Rooms (for one person) in the 500s area on Level 2, which may be booked below.
  • Discussion Rooms (for up to six people) next to the Training Rooms on Level 2, which may be booked below.
  • Large Group Space (for up to 12 people) next to the Ngā Kupu Ora collection on Level 2, which may be booked below.

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Café, DIY Kai and Food

The Library Café is on Level 1. It is open during Semesters One and Two.

The DIY Kai area is on Level 2, providing a kitchen, microwaves, boiling and filtered water.

Food and drink is permitted in the Library, if care is taken. Drinks must be in spill-proof containers.

Hot or strong-smelling food is only permitted in the hot food zones: beside the Café on Level 1 and DIY Kai on Level 2.

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Disability Access & Services

Manawatū Library provides close mobility parking, ramp access, automatic doors, lifts, accessible toilets and a Disabilities Resource Room.

For more information see The Library for People with Disabilities. To discuss individual requirements, please contact Disability Services Manawatū.

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Remote Students

Students studying remotely are very welcome to visit Manawatū Library, and are entitled to use the same facilities and services as those studying on-campus. Please bring your ID card or, if you haven't received one, photo identification.

At the Service Point books will be issued to you, and Freepost return labels are available on request. Books from any Massey University Library may be returned to Manawatū Library.

The print collection at Manawatū Library primarily supports the courses based at the Manawatū campus. Some specialist subject collections are held at other campus Libraries. Print resources (books or journal articles) that are available at any Massey University Library may be requested and will be posted directly to your home address.

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Wāhi Rorohiko, the main computer space, is on Level 1 of the Library, with additional computers in the 500s room on Level 2. Computers are available for use by all Massey University students and staff during Library opening hours.


  • Multi-purpose computers
  • Training Room computers, available when the rooms are not being used for classes
  • MFDs for printing, copying and scanning
  • Computer for visitor access to electronic resources
  • Library search computers

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

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

Information Technology Services (ITS) labs and teaching rooms for students offer additional computing facilities, including a wider range of software than in the Manawatū Library.

Help and support

Help is available during all opening hours. IT Assistants (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm) and Library staff provide help at the Service Point and by roving in the computer space.

Help sheets are also available, including:

Microsoft Office classes are also offered at the beginning of Semesters 1 and 2 and will be advertised on the Library Tours and Classes Schedule. Bookings are essential.


Computers are available on a first-come first-served basis. Computers may not be reserved, except by Library staff. 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.

Purchase of CDs and headphones

CDs (CD-R and CD-RW) and headphones are sold at the Level 1 Service Point.

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Laptop & Mobile Device Facilities


There are many wireless access points located throughout the Library. These allow Massey students and staff to connect free to the Massey wireless networking services provided by Information Technology Services. Commercial wireless ISP networks are available for visitors.

For more information on configuration and coverage, please visit Getting connected.

If you need help please ask at the Service Point.


Powerpoints scattered throughout the Library may be used for mobile devices. A limited number of multiplug power boxes are available for borrowing from the Service Point. Care should be taken not to trail power cords across walkways.

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Printing, Copying and Scanning

MFDs (multifunctional devices) are available for printing, copying and scanning on Levels 1 and 2. Black and white, colour, A4, A3, and overhead transparency copying is available. Help is available from Service Point staff.

  • MFDs on Levels 1 and 2 for printing, copying and scanning
  • Instruction sheets are on display by the MFDs
  • OHP/Acetate must be purchased from the Level 1 Service Point
  • Student ID cards are used as MFD cards. Your network account must be in credit balance.
  • Copy cards may also be purchased from the Level 1 Service Point
  • Costs are available on Printing, Copying and Scanning

If you need help, please ask Library staff.

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Writing Consultants

Writing Consultants from the Centre for Teaching and Learning can answer your questions about academic writing and study skills or give you feedback on your assignments structure, focus, paragraph structure, flow, presentation, use of sources, and referencing.

No appointment is needed but appointments are available.

Writing Consultants are available on Level 1 of Manawatū Library during semesters 1 and 2 at the following times:

Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 9pm

Friday: 9:30am to 4pm

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Display Space

Display space is available in the Library on Level 1. This space can be in high demand so it is advisable to plan and book in advance.

To book a display space, please see staff at the Service Point, phone 3505670 or email

Please give a name and contact details of the person responsible for the display, and the duration of the display. Bookings will be confirmed within 3 working days.

Please remove the display by the last day booked to make way for the next booking. Otherwise Library staff will remove the material which will be kept for one week.

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Parents' Room

A Parents' Room is available on request for feeding babies and changing nappies. It has a small refrigerator.

Please ask at the Service Point, and Library staff will take you to the room.

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Lost and Found

USB drives and CDs are held at the Service Point for 3 months and are then recycled. All other lost property is held at the Service Point until collected by Security.

Mobile phones

Please turn mobile phones off or onto silent mode in the Library. Phone calls should be made in group areas or the stairwells.

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After-Hours Returns

After-hours returns bins are at the front entrance of the Library, and at the back of the Library, which has drive-up access.

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Contact the Manawatū Library

Manawatū Library Contact Details

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