Library Services - Tairāwhiti campus







      Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 6.00pm
      Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm
     Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm
      December - January  
      Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm


8.30am - 4.00pm





The EIT Library provides study and research facilities for students, staff and community members in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our librarians are available to assist students utilise a wide range of resources that support their studies.

Computers and laptops are available for student use. General support with using EIT Online and other course related technologies is also available.


How do I join the Library?

Your Student ID Card is your library card and is available from the Library.
In order to have a card made you will need to present one of the following:

  • Last year’s EIT student ID Card
  • EIT Login form
  • Fees invoice
  • EIT course Acceptance letter

You will not be issued with any library items unless you have your card with you.
If you lose your card, replacement ID cards cost $5.00.


What can I borrow and for how long?


Loan Period


Overdue Fee
  Books 28 days 3 20 cents per day
  Books - Short term Loan 7 days 3 50 cents per day
  Journals 7 days Unable to renew 50 cents per day
  CD/DVD 7 days 3 50 cents per day
  Desk reference 4 hours Unable to renew $50
  Laptops (mouse, charger) 4 hours Unable to renew $50
  Projector 4 hours Unable to renew $50

  Minor Equipment


4 hours


Unable to renew





We send out courtesy emails reminding you when your library books are due back. For EIT students these emails are sent to their EIT student webmail account. If you would like to change this to another email account click here.

Items marked "Reference" cannot be issued. You may have up to 30 items on issue at one time. Books and audio-visual items can be renewed up to 3 times, unless someone else has put in a request for the item.

Login to My Account on Primo Search
Enter your Last Name and your Library Card number.

Log in


Search for the item you want. If it is out on loan (‘Charged’) to another library user, then you may place a reserve on it by selecting the ‘Hold’ option.

Primo reserve


Now you can indicate the last date you will need the book by.
If there is more than one copy of the book you want, you will have the option to choose ‘Any Copy’. Please select this option.
In the ‘Comment’ box please enter your mobile number and you will be texted when your item is ready to collect. If you prefer you may enter an email address. Now press the ‘Hold’ button to make your reserve.

Primo reserve


Your book has now been reserved and you will be notified when it is available for collection from the Library.

Primo reserve


Can you get items from other libraries for me?

Yes. Interloan forms are available at the Desk or you can complete an Interloan Online Form.  Interloans takes a few days to arrive, so please plan ahead when requesting.


What is Desk Reference?

Desk Reference is high demand material stored behind the Desk, which can be borowed for up to 4 hours with your ID card.


Distance Students

All students who have enrolled in a course as a Distance Student are able to use the Library Distance Service. Please advise us if your contact details change during your course. Click here to see the FAQs most commonly asked by our distance students. If there is something we have not covered send an email to: or contact the Distance Librarian, Veronica McClunie-Wall at EIT on phone:- (06) 830 1207.




Contact Details Tairāwhiti Library (Gisborne)

EIT Tairāwhiti Library
PO Box 640

  (06) 869 0835