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French: Books

Recommended Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Bibliographies

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are a good source of information for your area of study.

Borrow dictionaries on Floor 2 at PC 2640

For example:

To find books...

Try searching:

New Books and Journals

Keep up to date with a weekly selection of the latest new foreign language and culture books on display in the Central Library Recent Arrivals area:


Browsing the shelves in the Library

Books and other language and culture resources are held in a number of libraries on the Dunedin campus including:

Call number areas you may wish to browse include:

Central Library -

  • DC 1-947 : French History & Culture
  • PC 2640 : French Dictionaries
  • PQ 1-3999 : French Literature
  • Z 2172 : French Bibliographies

Audiovisual resources can be used in Central Library on Floor 2, some group study rooms, or on your laptop.

Hocken Collections - as it is not possible to browse the shelves, check the Catalogue first, or ask a Librarian for help


book shelves

To find items on Course Reserve...

Search by your Course Code, e.g. Fren141, for textbooks, audiovisual resources, and required and essential readings. Many will be accessible 24/7, labelled E-Reserve.

If you need a book that is not available here...

Submit your request through our Get It Interloan service.

Library users can search for items then create requests for items not held in the University of Otago Library, and monitor the progress of those requests.

Books interloaned from NZ or Australian libraries are free, but overseas loans are $25.