Explore Te Ao Māori through UC Library’s collections. Our Kaitakawaenga Māori can help you to find information to support your learning, research and enquiry on a wide range of topics relating to mātauranga Māori. Our collections include both online and physical resources such as books, journals, archives and electronic databases.
Macmillan Brown Library holds in depth resources for Māori and Indigenous Studies and Te Puna Ako, the Education Library, holds resources on Māori Education.
Aotearoa Room collections
Lending and Reference Collection
The Aotearoa Room houses a collection of material about New Zealand’s heritage, Māori society, history and culture, and the Pacific Islands. All books are shelved together in one classified sequence, with the exception of a selection of dictionaries which are shelved at the entrance to the Aotearoa Room, and the Ngāi Tahu and Waitangi collections. Many books may be borrowed for the standard loan periods. Others must be used in the library. Lending Collection items have this red, black and white Māori motif on their spine:
Reference Collection items comprise a selection of encyclopedias, atlases, bibliographies, journals, and indexes. There are also second copies of books found in the Lending Collection and many unique items. Material is regularly added to the reference collection and can be differentiated from other material on the shelves by a star on the spine. All items in this collection must be used in the Library.
There are 2 small separate collections in the Aotearoa Room:
Ngāi Tahu Collection
This consists of material about Ngāi Tahu’s history, traditions, myths and legends, and the Ngāi Tahu Claim. The collection has been established to provide better access to Ngāi Tahu material and to further support our desire to build on the relationship between the library and Ngāi Tahu. Items in this collection have a yellow strip on their spine. Items that can be taken out of the library also have the Māori lending motif on their spine.
This focuses on material produced by, generated from, and about the Waitangi Tribunal and the Treaty of Waitangi. Items in this collection have an orange strip on their spine. Items that can be taken out of the library also have the Māori lending motif on their spine.
You are welcome to contact one of our Kaitakawaenga Māori if you would like help with your enquiry. Please feel free to contact them in either te reo Māori or the English language.
See the following subject guides for more information: