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2020 Postgraduate Library Workshop Series restarting for July–December

Book now for face-to-face or Zoom events.

Library services at Alert Level 2

Please maintain 1-metre social distancing in all Library spaces.

Library hours of opening remain unchanged: see the ‘Library Hours’ section on the Library website for all current opening hours.

Group Study Rooms remain open, please ensure 1-meter social distancing in these spaces.

Face-to-face services are limited. Library staff are available via LibChat and email, Monday to Friday, 8:30–5:00pm.

Hocken services are operating as normal with safe distancing practices, for enquiries contact

For Special Collections enquiries contact



Databases, e-journals, past exam papers.


Subject guides

Support your learning and research with resources relevant to your subject area.


Using the library

Getting started at the library, borrowing, locations, printing and Māori services.


Services for teaching

Contact a Subject Librarian, Reserve/eReserve information, subject guides.


Services for researchers

Interloans, thesis guide, OUR Archive, ORCID at Otago, research impact.


Treasures of the Library

Hocken Collections, Special Collections.



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Mā ngā hinengaro ketu o ia whakatipuranga e hura ngā mea hou / The searching minds of each generation reveal new things.


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