Library Services: Auckland

EIT students studying at our campus in Auckland have access to a wide range of services. Students may borrow books and access our electronic resources.
If you have any queries send an email to: or contact EIT on Freephone:- 0800 22 55 348.

Primo Search

Primo Search is the discovery tool that is used to locate books, journals and e-resources. For help using Primo see our Primo Search Guide. To renew items, check requests, loans and fines log-in to My Account.

EIT Primo Search




Library Services

Finding Library Resources

Borrowing, Renewing and Reserving





Finding Library Resources

Research Guides

For help finding books, journal articles, or information online, we have created a series of research guides. If you would like a librarian to help you contact Adam Smith, ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 6067 or email|


Subject Guides

The subject guides have been created so you can find articles, books, e-books and online information on a particular subject. They are a good place to start if you are unsure of which resource to use


Library Databases

To find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as ebooks, consider searching the databases. If you are unsure which database is best for your programme use the databases that have been pre-selected for your programme on the subject guide pages.



Borrowing, Renewing and Reserving

How can I borrow books?

If you would like to request a single item of Library material you can fill in a Request Form for Auckland Students.
If you have a request for more than one item please email the list to with your name and student ID number.


How do I get a book or article the Library doesn’t hold?

We may find an alternative in the collection or we can interloan from another library. Interloans take time to arrive so please plan ahead when requesting. You may complete the Interloan Online Form to request. If you are requesting more than one item please email -


How will items be sent to me?

Material will be sent out within 24 hours of your request arriving at the library, unless the item requested is already out on loan, in which case we will notify you. Books are sent to you by courier, and articles by standard post or email if available electronically.


How do I return items to Twist Library?

We operate a Freepost service for return of books. When returning books you can recycle the courier bag by turning it inside out, or you can use your own packaging.
Twist Library uses the DX Mail service, and we prefer if you can use DX Mail to return your items. You may send your books back using NZ Post also.
Use this tool to find a DX Mail box near you, or a DX Exchange where you can hand over larger items that will not fit in a postbox.

DX Mail Locator

To return items at no cost to you, use the Freepost label supplied or address the parcel to:

Distance Service
Twist Library
Eastern Institute of Technology
Reply Paid
DX Box: MX33302

How many books can I borrow?

You may have up to 30 items on issue at one time.


How long can I keep these items?

The Auckland campus loan periods are as follows:

Standard loan - 4 weeks(inclusive of postage time)
Heavy demand material - 2 weeks (inclusive of postage time). These books are renewed for one week per renewal only.

Photocopies of articles or chapters are yours to keep. There is no charge for photocopying unless large quantities are requested, in which case we will advise you of the cost.

Books may be renewed three times if no one else has requested them. You may renew a book online through Primo Search (using My Account), or by email or phone. Any books renewed after their due date will incur fines.

How can I pay library fines?

Please go and see the Auckland EIT Campus Administrator to arrange payment of your library fines.

‘Auckland Administrator’
Level 9, 238 Queen Street. Ph 09 3007410




I've forgotten my login password, what can I do?

You can reset your password using the online 'Reset Password' tool from EIT. You must have a mobile phone registered with EIT to do this. If you need to register a mobile phone please contact the Auckland EIT Campus Registrar:
‘Auckland Administrator’
Level 9, 238 Queen Street. Ph 09 3007410


How can I add money to my account so I can print?

You need to add money to your PaperCut account in order to print. You can top up your PaperCut account by using the DocuPos kiosk located on the 5th floor.


  Black & White Colour
Single sided   A4  5c 35c
Double sided  A4 9c 62c
Single sided   A3 11c 44c
Double sided  A3 19c 78c

For instructions on how to print using the EIT print service, and how to add money to your PaperCut account so you can print and photocopy, please see here.


What if I lose my student ID card?

It will cost you $5.00 to replace your Student ID card. Please go and see the Auckland EIT Campus Administrator to have your card replaced.

‘Auckland Administrator’
Level 9, 238 Queen Street. Ph 09 3007410




Level 5 & 9
238 Queen Street

Phone:-  (09) 300 7410