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Services for Alumni

Information on library services and resources for University of Otago alumni.


Can I still borrow books from the library after I graduate? Yes! But first you will need to obtain a Graduate's library card.

To obtain a Graduate's library card:

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As an Alumni, you are able to access the following resources:

  • Library catalogue - search for material in the library.
  • OUR Heritage - images of items held in the University, including Hocken Collections. Updated regularly.
  • Hakena - archives and manuscripts specific catalogue for Hocken Collections.
  • New items - updated on Fridays. RSS feeds are available for specific subjects or by library.
  • Open Access Databases and E-Journals - links to databases and peer-reviewed or refereed journals.
  • Online exhibitions - images, text and captions of previous exhibitions held in Special Collections, Central Library.
  • Subject guides - these include lists of useful references and web sites (note: the subscription electronic databases and indexes are not accessible to Alumni).

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Copying & Printing

Use your Graduate library card for photocopying and printing in the library.

Non-graduates can purchase photocopying cards from the uniPrint shop (Central Library, ground floor).

You can top up your card at the following places:

  • uniPrint Shop (Central Library)
  • Top-up kiosks found in most University of Otago libraries

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The University Library offers a number of exhibitions throughout the year. Entry is free.

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