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Library services

The library is open to University of Otago staff and students. CDHB staff registered with the Canterbury Medical Library, and whose security card has been enabled for after-hours access, can use their card to open the automatic door (behind the red door) between Christchurch Hospital and the UOC building.

UOC Library opening hours

The library team is available to help via email: and the LibChat online service – follow the LibChat link below.


You can use LibChat to chat with a library person online:

Welcome to Canterbury Medical Library, the key provider of library and information services for Canterbury District Health Board and University of Otago, Christchurch.

Canterbury Medical Library is on the 6th floor of the University of Otago, Christchurch building.

Related information

Canterbury Medical Library Mailing List

  • Join the CMLIB mailing list
    For updates to library hours, new books and other materials added to the collections, journal cancellations, etc.
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