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Distance students and the Library

The Library has been supporting Distance Students for almost 35 years, as long as the University has been offering distance courses.

We understand the challenges that go with studying off-campus and have developed this guide to Library services for Distance students. You can find a link to this on the Library’s home page: Guide for Distance students

On the guide you can find information about how to request books using Library Search | Ketu, to be sent to your home address (a free service within New Zealand), and have scans of articles and book chapters emailed to you.

Contact us at any time if you have any queries:

Tel 0800 347 826 within New Zealand
Tel 03 479 8910


Central Library
University of Otago
Private Bag 1973
Dunedin 9054
FreePost 108584

Visiting University of Otago campus libraries

All students who are currently enrolled can use any of the University of Otago libraries on the Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington or Invercargill campuses. All Library locations can be found via the Library website.

Wellington: The physical library in Wellington is currently closed and the Library team is working remotely. Please email: for assistance.