Library / Learning Resource Centre

Te Whare Mātauranga, our library, provides resources and services for your learning needs. During opening hours you have access to books, journals and audio-visual material, orientations and information literacy training.

Our Academic Service and library team provide guidance and support to ensure your academic success. They can assist you with getting organised to study, in carrying out research, accessing databases, assignment writing, note-taking, exam preparation, time management, referencing, computing and course-related literacy and numeracy.

WITT houses Taranaki’s only dedicated academic library with a collection of 30,000 print books, 40,000 electronic books and a wide variety of print and electronic journals, newspapers, magazines and recreational reading materials.

All library resources are available via the WITT Library website. The Learning Resource Centre also houses fully networked computers for student use.

Access Te Whare Mātauranga services in person on the New Plymouth campus, or online/ on the phone if you’re in South Taranaki or need help from home.

Opening hours:

During term time:

Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Term break:

Monday – Friday 8am - 4pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Contact us

Phone: 0800 948 869 or 06 757 3100 ext 8825

Learning Support

The learning skills tutors teach a wide range of study skills on an individual, small group or class basis. The aim is to increase your chances of success in your chosen course of study.

Learning skills support

Book an appointment

Get in touch with the learning support team directly here 

Accessibility Coordinator

Phone: 0800 948 896 or 06 757 3100 ext 8786 (David)

Pathways Awarua

Pathways Awarua is developed by the Tertiary Education Commission to support adult and young adult learners to strengthen their literacy and numeracy skills in contexts that are relevant to New Zealanders.

There are six learner pathways that focus on literacy and numeracy:

  • Numeracy
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Number facts
  • WordFit (vocabulary)

There are four applied learner pathways that deliver content for driver licences; safety requirements for the workplace; and personal money management, while at the same time strengthening literacy and numeracy competencies.

  • Road code
  • Health and safety
  • Heavy vehicle and forklift
  • My money

Use join code 5DDB9F

Register for free here

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