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The Distance Library Service is available to:

  • Students enrolled in Otago Polytechnic distance courses or;
  • Students enrolled at Otago Polytechnic and living outside Dunedin (permanently or on temporary placement) or;
  • Otago Polytechnic staff living outside Dunedin

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What the Library Can do For You

We can:

  • Lend you books
  • Scan articles from periodicals held in the Library and email them to you.
  • Scan book chapters and email them to you.
  • Request interloans from other libraries for material we do not hold

Accessing Online Library Resources

  • The Library's online collection includes e-journals, e-books and article databases which can be accessed via Library Search | Ketu
  • The Library Subject Guides can link you to library resources on an area of study.
  • A list of the Library's article databases is available from the Databases & Article Searching page.
  • If you're prompted to log on to the Otago Polytechnic Ezproxy, enter your Polytech username and password. If you don’t know your Polytech username and password, contact the IT service desk.

For assistance using these online resources, phone 0800 347 826 or email distance.library@otago.ac.nz

How Do I Make a Request?

When requesting material please use the online
Distance Request Form. A separate form is required for each request.

You may request a maximum of 20 items per week.

How Do I Ask For a Book?

Use the Distance Request Form

If the book is in, we will issue it to you and send it to the address you have given us. If the book is not in, we will reserve it for you and send it on.

Returning Books

The due date is attached to the book. If you want to renew it, please contact us before the due date. Fines are charged for overdue material. We will send you a FreePost address sticker for you to return the books to us free of charge.

How Do I Request a Journal Article or Book Chapter?

Use the Distance Request Form

We can scan articles and book chapters and supply them via email. These copies are yours to keep.

Contact us:

Freephone: 0800 347 826 (NZ only) (24 hour answerphone)
Freefax: 0800 421 621 (NZ only)
Email: distance.library@otago.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 479 8940 (24 hour answerphone)
Fax: +64 3 479 8327

Distance Library Service
Central Library
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
65 Albany Street
Dunedin 9054

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