Gavin Library

Kia ora koutou,Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Namaste, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Ia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, ‘Alii, Malo ni, Halo Olaketa, Mauri, Aloha mai e and warm greetings from the library staff!

Otahuhu Library

Gavin Library staff


Leone Tuialii      Emma Hall-Murney

Library Opening Hours

The Otahuhu College Library is situated just next to the tennis courts in the school.

Monday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm

The library is also open during interval and lunchtime.

Find out what the Library has to offer

Library programmes/Clubs:

Get Lit Book club meet every Thursday lunchtime in the Library reading room, in collaboration with Mangere East Public Library. meet every Monday lunchtime in the library.

Break bread Thursdays  – a library talanoa initiative our school community is welcome to partake in every Thursday.

Pasifika Language weeks and school department weeks held in the library space; such as Spotlight, Math week, Poetry week & Matariki.

Student Librarians provide service to the school by giving up one interval break and one lunch break to help shelve and issue books to students. A great way to give service and create life-long friendships!

Visit us in the library if you want to know more information regarding our library programs and or activities. You can also phone us on (09) 9634000 ext. 4072 or email Leone Tuialii,



Library Rules

There are basic rules that we expect you to follow while in the library.

All bags must be left in the cubby holes provided. All valuable items can be given to library staff to look after if needed.

All books removed from the library must be issued out to the borrower.



There is a photocopying machine that students can use. Topping up your credit account for photocopying and printing can be done at Student services (book room).


All the computers in the library have internet access, and word processing programs to enable you to do research and project assignments. A user name and password is needed to be able to log on to the computers. User names and passwords are issued out to new students at the beginning of the year.

Borrowing Resources

Everyone is allowed to borrow books from the library. You do not need to have a library card, just come up to the issuing desk and tell the library staff your name and tutor group.

Junior students (Year 9- Year 10) are allowed: 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction books

Senior students (Year 11 – Year 13) are allowed: 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction books

Everything you borrow is issued for 2 weeks unless prior arrangement is made with the librarian. The book you borrow is stamped with the due date so you know when to bring it back by. If you finish the book before that date, feel free to return it.

Overdue notices are sent to your emails every 2 weeks. If you have received an overdue notice, you must return the outstanding books to the library as soon as possible. If you have lost or damaged a book, see the library staff to make an arrangement. Students who leave the school cannot have their leaving certificate signed unless they have returned all their books.

The following items cannot be issued out:


Desk Item Resources