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Library services at Alert Level 1

Please see the ‘Library Hours’ section on the Library website for all current opening hours.

Library seating is back in place.

Library staff are available via LibChat and email, Monday to Friday, 8:30am–5:00pm.

Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops 2021

The Library is providing information sessions and hands-on workshops specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register go to face-to-face sessions, or Zoom workshops.

ITS and Library staff offer EndNote: Managing your references – A hands-on workshop using EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write (basic level). Check dates for PC or Mac bookings.

OUR Archive update

OUR Archive (Otago University Research Archive) is an institutional repository which collects and maintains a published version, final manuscript or pre-print of researchers’ work. It is also the repository for all “copy of record” Masters and Doctorate theses.

The Library’s Research Support Unit (RSU) manages OUR Archive, and Subject Librarians can provide 1:1 support to students and staff wanting to upload publications.

If you have any questions or issues then, please contact:

OUR Archive team



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.



Citation styles including APA and Harvard.

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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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