In our last Insync survey asking how students rated the Massey Library, we received this comment:
“My biggest concern is that when writing essays based on Māori kaupapa or principles many books such as fundamental ones from Mason Durie are not available online. I do not live close to the Massey library. This is of great concern given that these resources are rich sources of information for students in Aotearoa.”
Aware that Aotearoa/New Zealand books were originally slower to offer Library-friendly ebook options, I decided to investigate. What options are there for Massey students and researchers? Both within Massey’s collections and on the free internet?
I undertook this as a Pākeha librarian still...Read more
We had a number of comments in our Insync satisfaction survey last year about databases timing out too quickly. A check of our Discover database earlier this year ensured that the timeout was reset to 2 hours. However there may be issues with other...Read more
From noisy study neighbours to power points not working, your comments in the Insync satisfaction survey last year showed you can have some unwelcome problems while studying in the Library. If you strike these please head down to the Service Point...Read more
Results from the Insync survey run in 2021 told us that many of you are frustrated at not being able to access textbooks from the Library.
Some Massey courses have:
compulsory textbooks, which every student needs to...Read more
In 2020/21 the Library’s Junior collections (fiction, nonfiction, picture books) at Auckland and Manawatū were carefully reviewed in consultation with teaching staff. Consideration was given as to how the material supports Massey’s current...Read more
Results from the Insync survey run last year told us that many of you are having issues accessing the full-text of articles you want. Did you know you can use the Library to beat paywalls?
Here are a few tips …
– look in the...Read more
1930s tramping club at Trig Beacon; volumes on the shelves; items donated to Archives
This is your chance to explore the archival collections of Massey University.
In celebration of International Archives Week, Massey University Archives is...Read more
Welcome to the new Library website! This is part of the wider Massey University website project.
All the usual information is still there, but may be in a different place. You may need to update your bookmarks or saved links.
The Library would like to thank the students who participated in the Insync satisfaction survey in 2021. The survey told us what was important to students and where there might be gaps in our service delivery. We are pleased to report that there...Read more
You will notice a few changes to Discover, as we have upgraded the system behind it. You will see that:
Searching Discover remains much the sameThere are changes to MyLibrary – see belowThere are some changes to requesting – see belowYour...Read more