Wintec Library is here to help you while you study

Whether you're finding material for your assignments, need APA Referencing help from our expert Librarians, or want a quiet place to study, come and see us!

Increased Online Library Access for a Limited Time

In the current climate of COVID-19, you may find yourself unable to visit the Library. We encourage you to make full use of the Library’s range of online resources including books, journals and databases. Our friendly library staff are here to help with navigating these resources and can be contacted here. We also have several help guides here. To support students during this time, publishers and vendors are offering increased online access for a limited period. Please see our A-Z list of databases for all our available eResources.

eBook Collection

Wintec Library has a large number of digital resources, from our single-search system OneSearch to our hundreds of thousands of online ebooks and millions of academic journal articles. We know it can be tricky using so many different systems, so we have some tips and pointers here to help you make the most of the resources we have while you study.

Whether you need help learning how to use OneSearch, you want to brush up on your ebook skills, or you're wanting to know if Wikipedia can be used in an assignment, we're here to help. Click this link for more information.

Unlimited Access to Owned Titles

Due to COVID-19 and the increased demand for online access to resources, Proquest and EBSCO e-book titles are being offered by the publishers at unlimited access for a limited period. From now until June, this increased support means that multiple people at once can access these books with no turn-aways.

New Titles

Library Guides

Library guides are guides especially written by Wintec Library staff to support you with your studies. They help you find books, journals and databases to use for your assignments and can give you tips, tools and strategies for assessing the resources you find.

Type in keywords or your subject name to find specific guides.

Recommended Databases

A database allows you to search for material in journals, magazines, ebooks and other online resources. Results can include just the abstract (summary) of the material; or the complete article, book, video, etc. Click a recommended database below to start searching.

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Library News & Events

Both City And Rotokauri Libraries will be closed as of 5pm, Wednesday 25th March. 


  1. All library items need to be kept with you and cannot be returned
  2. All fines will be waived
  3. Physical items will auto renew
  4. There will be no recalls for items already out
  5. There will be no physical distance services
  6. There will be no interlibrary loans


Online eResources will be available. Check out our interactive tutorials and learning resources here


If you have any library queries, please send us an email at or click the help button at the bottom right of your screen.


Liaison librarians will be available for referencing support and teaching online, through email or Zoom. Contact them  here

Library tour

Take a virtual tour of Wintec city campus library!

Click to take a virtual tour of the Wintec city library

Did you know you can take a virtual tour of the Wintec city library? In this gamified tour, you'll find out about the resources the library has to offer—from books to quiet study spaces, expert referencing help and more—and help a student complete their assignment as you become familiar with the library space. Click the image above to check it out!


Featured database—DynaMed

Dynamed is a new healthcare-focussed database reviewed daily by physicians and specialist staff. The summaries and recommendations provided by DynaMed inform evidence-based practice in healthcare. Point of care questions regarding clinical aspects such as condition, evaluation, management and drug prescription are answered quickly and easily.

See the video below for a quick tutorial on how to use the DynaMed database.

Need Help?

To access the databases you will need a Wintec computer username and password. These are available from the ITS Service Management Team toll-free on 0800 494 683 for all current Wintec staff and students.

If you need help searching the databases, look for tutorials within the database or Ask a librarian—we're here to help.

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