Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. || Kia hari i runga i te tūmanako; kia manawanui ki te whakapāwera; kia ū ki te īnoi.
Romans 12:12 || Rōma 12:12

Campuses Reopen 18 May

From Monday 18 May, our campuses will reopen to students for limited hours for access to study spaces, book collection and student support. There will be restrictions in place including physical distancing, contact tracing and limited areas of use. We are asking students to book these services before coming to campus, please see the details below to find out how.

Anyone coming on to campus will need to abide by clear rules posted on signs, including signing-in for contact tracing – loving each other by keeping each other safe and minimising risk of COVID-19 transmission. If you are vulnerable, we would encourage you to stay home as any social space carries some risk.

Henderson:Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Manukau:Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-5pm
Christchurch:Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm

Learning Online

In line with many other tertiary providers, our teaching and learning will remain primarily online for the remainder of Semester One, and our lecturers and student support team are working hard to help you complete your courses. This is to minimise the risk of further disruption and to continue to ensure that we protect the vulnerable among us who can’t come in to campus.

Keep up to date with Study at Home resources on Moodle.

Study Conversation Groups

We will be providing ways for all our students to learn on campus with others through facilitated small Study Conversation Groups beginning Monday 18 May. These will provide ways for students to engage with their lecturers in person, and supplement the online teaching. 

Click here to see and book Group slots when they are available
You will need to be logged in to Moodle.  

Library Services 

Library Borrowing

The Laidlaw Libraries are now open for contactless borrowing across all three campuses - including book delivery for Distance Learning students.

Services and Resources 

Please consult the library catalogue for e-resources before ordering any of the following services. 

During Covid-19 Alert Level 2 we will continue to provide 

  • simple email and phone support, 
  • a “Click & Collect” service to Staff, Postgraduate and Undergraduate students,
    and a “Scan & Email” service for all students. 
  • We will also offer a Click & Collect option for Christchurch students with books being supplied from Henderson on a case by case basis only. 

How to click & collect

1. Search the library catalogue, and create a document listing the items you would like the librarians to collect for you. There is a limit of 6 items. Physical resources able to be supplied will be limited to books from the Main Collection only.

Please include the Title and Call number information. E.g.

BT265.2 BAR Cross Purposes: The Violent Grammar of Christian Atonement

2. Email the document to this email address: 

Henderson: [email protected]


3. The librarians will inform you by email when your order is ready.

4. Pick up your order from the designated place (for Henderson this is on a trolley inside the main doors of the building, in Christchurch it is…).

Scan and email service

The scan and email service applies to Desk Copies, Journals, Reference Books and books from special collections. Scans can be provided within the bounds of copyright restrictions and reasonable requests.

Postal service to distance and postgraduate students 

We are also reinstating the postal service to distance and postgraduate students, as well as all other students outside of Auckland who are unable to get to Henderson to make use of the Click & Collect service. The postal service will be available via Henderson only. 

Frustrated at not being able to browse the shelves? 

You can browse the library catalogue remotely! Click on any title in the catalogue, and open up a window that provides more information. At the bottom of that window you will see some book covers and arrows pointing right and left. You can use these to browse the titles to the left and right on the shelf.

Returning books 

We are now also asking for books to be returned – both those being sent from the beginning of Level 2 and those that are out now. These will need to be quarantined for 72 hours prior to being handled by staff. We will cordon off an area at the front of the library for this purpose. 

There will be delays, so think ahead about your needs, and allow extra time.

Study Spaces

Study spaces at our Christchurch, Manukau and Henderson campuses have been made available and should be booked in advance.

Click here to book (you will need to be logged in to Moodle).

  • Library and Student Support staff will manage the allocation and use of the study spaces ensuring that students understand the rules that are in place.
  • Desks will be arranged in such a way as to ensure physical distancing is observed.
  • Browsing of books will be prohibited, students must make use of the Click & Collect system and we encourage the use e-resources wherever possible.
  • Physical distancing and sanitization must be strictly adhered to. 
  • Study spaces will be allocate to one person for the full 9am to 5pm period. 

Student Support

Student support advisors will be available for limited hours each day to meet with students should they require face to face tutorials or assistance. Students can book a session via the booking form on Moodle and sign in when they arrive for contact tracing purposes. We will assess whether we can accept drop-ins after we have provided this service for two weeks. 

Students will be required to sign the contact tracing register in the atrium on arrival. Physical distancing and hand hygiene will be adhered to during support sessions, there will be hand sanitiser available to be used before and after the session. If the advisor and student need to view the same screen they will do so without physical contact or the advisor touching the student’s device. Desks will be cleaned after each support session. Students who prefer not to meet in person and book an online meeting as per our previous practice in Level 3 and 4. 

  • Henderson: Support sessions will be provided in the open student support space (not an office) by Fiona Sherwin. 
  • Christchurch: Student support sessions will be provided by Rowena Stevenson on Thursdays and held in an appropriate location (to be determined). 
  • Manukau: Student support sessions will be available in person on Tuesdays and on Thursday afternoons. Students on site who are using study spaces but also need pastoral care or academic support outside of this time can contact Hanalei Temese, they will be assisted to use a meeting room and Hanalei will be phoned. 
  • Distance Learning: Will have no necessary changes due to the online component already in place.
  • Click here to book in-person student support (You will need to be logged in to Moodle).