by Jacinda Boivin

Library Services, Resources, & Guides

The Library provides access to a range of services and resources for your time at university.

Useful links for distance students on the Library website:

Distance Students -

Find out about the Library services offered to distance students:

Library Search | Ketu

Use Library Search/Ketu to search the Library collection for journals, e-journals, articles, books, e-books, DVDs, music and much more).

  • Tip: Make sure you sign in before searching because it improves your results!

Subject Guides 

These guides act as gateways to relevant article databases, books, and other research resources for various subject areas.

Article Databases 

Use these to search for articles across hundreds of academic journals, magazines, and newspapers:


Place requests for books, book chapters and journal articles that are not available through the University of Otago Libraries:

Library Self-help guide -

Access a range of video tutorials and pdf guides to help you use the Library’s resources and services.

Borrowing entitlements

Find out how much you can borrow and for how long:

Subject (look under Distance)

Find out who the Subject Librarian for your research area / course is and contact them for assistance with using the library databases, referencing, developing your information search skills and more.

LibChat -

Chat online with Library staff during core business hours,  Monday- Friday 8.30am - 5pm.

FAQs - AskLibrary -

Search our FAQs to see if we have the answer you need. Or Submit a question and we'll get back to you ASAP.