Whare Pukapuka  Library

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Our library offers an extensive range of learning resources and materials including books, magazines, ebooks, journals, DVDs and music scores to help and aid you in your learning and study.

Our helpful librarians can assist you in locating and searching for information through a variety of sources. They have access to many databases and online resources.

You will also find our library a great place to meet up and have informal study groups with fellow students.

Also located at our library are Learning Services and Disability Services.

With two convenient locations you will find the library a focal point of your time here at CPIT.

Access to library service

CPIT staff and currently enrolled students are entitled to use library services on production of a valid CPIT ID card.

Staff and students of CTA (Canterbury Tertiary Association) member institutions may also join on production of current ID. We do not currently offer external memberships to the library.

See the library website for more information.


Madras Street Campus

  • Monday to Thursday - 8am to 8pm
  • Friday - 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday - Noon to 5pm

Trades Innovations Institute Campus

  • Monday to Thursday - 8am to 6pm
  • Friday - 8am to 4:30pm


No fees for joining or borrowing.

Overdue or lost items incur a fee.

Entry requirements

Before borrowing any material from the library you will need to register. Once registered your Student ID or Staff ID card need to be provided when you borrow items.

You cannot borrow if you have overdue items or owe money for items such as overdue or lost books.

Contact details

Phone(03) 940 8089
Fax( 03) 940 8140
View website


Rakaia Centre, Madras Street Campus

Student Services Building, Trades Innovation Institute Campus