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The Library


The University Library is made up of six libraries on the Dunedin campus. The biggest is the Central Library in the Information Services Building, but you can use any of the others including; Science, Robertson (Education), Law, Health Sciences and Hocken.
All libraries offer a variety of warm comfortable spaces, free wifi, printing and copying facilities, computers and group study rooms.
Help is available from the friendly staff at the service point in each library.
Use Library Search | Ketu and the Subject guides on the Library website to find information for you assignments, essays and projects. Using these resources will give you access to high quality academic information, which will help you get better grades. [Watch a short introductory video]
Additional tips, resources and video tours of the Libraries are available on the Using the Library.

Choosing a place to study

The environment you study in is important as it can either help or hinder your study effort. There is no one 'right' place to study, but here are some tips on key things that will help create a good study space:

  • Quiet area
  • Away from windows and therefore distractions outside
  • With other people who are also studying
  • Away from distractions like televisions or games
  • An organised area where you can sort all your study material
  • A well-lit area so you aren't squinting and putting a strain on your eyes
  • A well-ventilated area - not too hot or cold and therefore distracting. Fresh air also helps to keep you awake.

At Otago there are many designated study spaces for students, including libraries, computer labs and common spaces.