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Services for Undergraduates

Services for Undergraduates

This page contains resources and services to help get you started with your research for assignments, essays and projects.

Undergraduate / first year classes

We run classes in first and second semester. Topics covered include:

  • Tackling your next assignment: Library workshops for first year students.
  • Learn how to:
    • Find the most appropriate information for your assignments (get better grades!)
    • Understand how to use information ethically and avoid plagiarism.

Register now for Tackling your next assignment: Library workshops for first year students

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Using the library

Borrowing entitlements

What you can borrow, and for how long.

Group Loans 3 Day loan Course Reserve (2 or 3 hour) Interloan Requests
Undergraduates

50 items

4 weeks

3 renewals

Yes

3 items Yes Yes
4th years, Honours

50 items

4 weeks

3 renewals

Yes

3 items

Yes Yes

Fine rates

Type Fine rate (per item) Notes
Regular loan items No fines Applies to all
Recalled items $3.00 per day Applies to all
3 day loan items $1.00 per day Staff: no fines
High Demand items (Course Reserve) $6.00 per hour (10 cents per minute) Applies to all
Interloans 20 cents per day Applies to all
Lost item replacement costs $100.00 default + $25.00 Admin fee Applies to all

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Virtual tours of the libraries

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Research tools: finding information for your assignments

Other sources of information

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Library services for people with disabilities

Do you have a disability, impairment, medical condition or injury that makes accessing the Library difficult?

Once you have registered with the Disability Information and Support service the Library is able to scan articles and chapters on your behalf and mail books to your home address. Register with the service: http://www.otago.ac.nz/disabilities/

The Library has staff and resources to support all areas of teaching and research.

Facilities in the Library

  • Central Library: Two study rooms equipped with specialist equipment, computer software and furniture.
  • Health Sciences Library: One study room.
  • All rooms are available during Library open hours.
  • Access to these rooms is via swipe card to students registered with Disability Information & Support.
  • Contact Disability Information & Support to arrange access and with any questions regarding use or maintenance of the equipment.

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