Accessing library ebooks

This video explains how you can get the most from our Proquest Central ebooks.

It includes how to :

  • view an ebook online anytime, anywhere
  • print a few pages or a chapter from an ebook
  • download an ebook for a few days for offline viewing.

For more library videos click here or access them anytime from Primo Library Search in My Ara

For printable guides about using our library resources visit the How do I guides also available in My Ara  in  Primo Library Search and in every Subject Guide.


Ara Library marks one week since mosque attacks

Students and staff at the library this afternoon joined with people across Aotearoa New Zealand standing in silence for two minutes at 1:32pm, one week since the terrorist attacks at Al Noor and Linwood mosques. A number of staff also wore scarves today as part of the #HeadScarfforHarmony movement to show solidarity with Muslim women.

We have a whiteboard up with hearts on it near the library that people can add their messages of support to (you can see it in photo too).

Our deepest condolences to those whose loved ones were killed in the attacks and the wider Muslim community.

City Campus Library Update – what’s with all the tape?

If you have been in or past the City Campus Library in the last week or so, you will have noticed that we are having new carpet laid. We are also taking the opportunity (whilst we are having to move books and shelves around) to change the layout of the Library.

So please bear with us whilst things are a little topsy turvy as the Library gets a ‘makeover’. If you are having trouble finding anything remember you can ask someone wearing a red lanyard here in the Library and we’ll do our very best to help you.

Things should be back to business as usual within the next four weeks.

Thanks for your patience.

Free study skills workshops and Q & A clinics


We are running free lunchtime study skills workshops and Q & A clinics at three campuses.

Here you can download the timetables for:

Workshop topics include:

  • Introduction to academic writing
  • Essay writing
  • APA referencing
  • Paraphrasing
  • Grow your brain
  • Finding and using literature

Make the most of these freebies!