Find books

I'm looking for books on a topic

1. Type a few keywords into the Te Waharoa search box at the top of the Library home page and click Go.

Be as specific as possible to increase your chances of finding relevant resources.  

Search tips:

  • Put speech marks around words to ensure they are searched for as a phrase e.g. “mobile media”, “sustainable design”.
  • Use an asterisk to find words that start the same but have different endings. For example, typing design* will find records that contain the words design, designer, designers and designing.
  • Check your spelling. :-)


2. For print books, click on “Available in the Library” to the left of your results. 

This will display all items that are available in hard copy, including theses and conference proceedings. Print books will have a Book icon like this one: 



3. For eBooks, click on “Full Text Online” to the left of your results:

This will display all items that are available electronically, including articles and online reports. eBooks will have an eBook icon like this one :