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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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Library services at Orange Level

Library services and operations are currently at Orange Level.

Library spaces, including Hocken, are open to the Public providing they are vaccinated in accordance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Face coverings and social distancing are strongly recommended.

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

Hocken Collections are open with Vaccine Passports required for entry/service.

Any requests to copy material from Hocken Collections can be sent directly to

Science Library Summer Closure, November 2021 – January 2022

The Science Library will be closed from Sunday 14 November 2021 to Sunday 30 January 2022 due to construction projects in the Science III building. The Science Library will reopen to Library users on Monday 31 January 2022.
Monday 31 January 2022.

All physical access to the Science Library collections will be unavailable throughout December 2021.

To support provision of reading requirements for Pre-Christmas Summer School papers and Summer School papers, Library staff will have access to the Science Library collections to retrieve requested material throughout November 2021, and from 6 January 2022.

Hard copy material from Science Library collections required to support Science Summer School papers will be located in the Central Library Reserve collection to support student access.

To ensure material is made available either via eReserve or Reserve for Summer School papers, please contact the Library at:



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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