The library staff are here to assist you in developing the information, research and study skills you need to successfully complete your course or qualification.
What can I borrow?
TPP’s central library collection at Greymouth Campus features books, reference material, magazines, DVDs, videos and daily newspapers, along with access to online research databases. The holdings primarily reflect courses offered on the West Coast, and includes various general reference material.
Both MAINZ Auckland and Christchurch have small library collections of music-related resources – books, DVDs and CDs - to support the Music and Audio programmes. Emergency management library resources are held at EMD Palmerston North; and ski patrol resources at the Wanaka Campus.
The Library Catalogue is available online at http://library.tpp.ac.nz
Distance student library support
For students at other sites or campuses where the collection is not meeting your needs, TPP provide a free delivery and return service from Greymouth Campus for course-specific books and material for study.
Where onsite resources cannot satisfy your requirements for information, we may be able to obtain resources from other libraries on your behalf. This is a free service provided your request is course-related.
Who can use TPP’s library services?
- All enrolled students Tai Poutini Polytechnic, including those from part-time or short courses.
- Staff of the polytechnic
- Ex-students (for a small subscription fee)
- Any tertiary student on the West Coast (regardless of training provider)
Your student ID card is also your library card. Please have this with you. If you don’t have one please ask the library staff who can give you a temporary card so you can borrow immediately.