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Library services at COVID-19 Delta Alert Level 2

Central, Science, Health Sciences, and the Robertson libraries will be reopening at COVID-19 Delta level 2 on Friday, 10 September. Please see the ‘Library Hours’ section on the Library website for all current opening hours.

Hocken Collections and the Law Library will be reopening on Monday, 13 September.

Otago University students and staff will have physical access to all Dunedin libraries.

Otago Polytechnic students and staff will only have physical access to the Robertson Library.

Registered Hocken users will only have access to the Hocken Collections.

During Alert Level 2, physical access to the Dunedin libraries is not available to Alumni and other non-University registered Library users. Library staff are available via email and LibChat. These services will be monitored Monday–Friday, 8:30–5pm.

For all staff and students, the Library will provide a ‘click and collect’ service: enabling requests from the physical collections with pick up from branches. ‘Click and collect’ may take up to 5 working days.

  • We intend to continue the ‘Click and Deliver’ service for Staff and postgraduate students until Alert Level 1.
  • Face-to-face service support will be limited. Library users should continue to make use of and LibChat services.
  • Full interloan services will resume on Monday, 13 September.

Any other requests to copy material from Hocken publications, archives, photographs, pictures and ephemera, can be sent directly to

Please return your Library books. All fines and fees have been suspended until Alert Level 1.



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