Study spaces

Limited study spaces are available at KEIC, OGGB, Tai Tonga, and Tai Tokerau if your home environment is not suitable to study or sit your online exam.

Studying and online exams on campus at Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3 you are required to study and sit exams remotely, but if you are unable to at home, individual study spaces are available at the listed locations to students in-person on a first-come, first serve basis.

You can also use these study spaces for printing services.

At Alert Level 3, the University can only offer study spaces to those students that need them. This is defined as ‘students who don’t have a suitable study space within the home’ and we are operating on a trust-based basis, which means students do not need to prove this in anyway. The eligibility checks done at the entrance to campus study spaces are to confirm that you are a current student and that contact tracing is taking place.

City Campus

  • Kate Edger Information Commons – open daily, 9am-9pm
  • Sir Owen G. Glenn Building (OGGB) – open starting Tuesday 26 October, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

From Tuesday 26 October to Monday 16 November, the University will be dropping its parking rate at OGGB to $6 flat rate per day.

Tai Tonga Campus

  • Open daily, 9am-5pm

Tai Tokerau Library in Whangārei

  • Open normal hours under Level 2

Spaces for students taking exams using Smarter Proctoring

There will be a limited number of University computers set up for students whose exams have been designated as using Smarter Proctoring (students have been advised by their lecturer if this is the case). For students sitting an exam with Smarter Proctoring, computers will be available on the City (Kate Edger Information Commons) and Tai Tonga campuses due to the IT requirements of Smarter Proctoring under Alert Level 3. Access to the computers will be on a first come first served basis. Note no Tai Tokerau based exams are using Smarter Proctoring.

What you need to know

When using the study spaces, we ask that you be mindful of your peers who may be completing online exams. It is important we create a focused environment for students by reducing noise and giving others space.

When on campus, we highly encourage physical distancing and request that you follow advice to wear a mask and wash hands regularly. If you are unwell, please stay at home.

Please use the NZ COVID Tracer app and ensure bluetooth is enabled on your phone.

Make sure you bring your Campus Card with you.


Click-and-collect is available from all libraries. Place a request online and select your prefered library for pick up. 

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