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Library services and resources to support your learning, research and teaching needs

All University of Otago Libraries, including the Hocken Collections, are closed until further notice as of 23 March 2020

Library staff are available via email and LibChat. These services will be monitored Monday – Friday 8:30– 5pm.

The following Library services are available:

  • Articles, e-books, e-journals and databases online via Library Search
  • eReserve for course readings available via Blackboard or Moodle
  • For teaching staff: eReserve – follow the usual process to add course readings we will be in touch if there are any problems.
    Check the eReserve blog
  • Book due dates - all due dates have been extended and books will not be due back until the Libraries reopen
  • Limited interloans for articles, chapters
  • Research and study support Subject Guides & Subject Librarians

The following services are not available:

  • Access to the libraries, the buildings are closed
  • Book return – please hold on to your Library books until the Libraries reopen. Due dates have been extended and all fines and fees have been suspended
  •  Recalls – you will not be able to place requests for books that are already on loan. You can place an Interloan request for a chapter scan
  • Library Scans, we are unable to access the books in the libraries
  • Special Collections and Hocken Collections are closed

APA 7th Citation Style updated

Check the APA 7th Citation Style manual, Library guide and APA website, to help you update teaching resources for 2020.
Compare with APA 6th (PDF)



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 information, subject guides.


Services for researchers

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


Treasures of the Library

Hocken Collections, Special Collections.



Citation styles including APA and Harvard.

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