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German: Books

Recommended Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Bibliographies

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

Borrow dictionaries from Floor 2 at PF 3640

For example:

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.

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:

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Browsing the shelves in the Library

Books and other language and culture resources are usually held in :

Call number areas you may wish to browse include:

  • DC 1-905 :  German History & Culture
  • PF 2640 :   German Dictionaries
  • PF 3001-5999 :  German Language:
  • PT 1-1021 :   German Literature (History)
  • PT 1100-1479 :  German Literature (Authors)
  • PT 500-597 :   German Poetry (History)
  • PT 1151-1241 :   German Poetry (Authors)

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

book shelves

To find items on Course Reserve...

Search by your Course Code, e.g. Germ141, for textbooks, audiovisual resources, and required and essential readings. Many will be accessible 24/7, labelled E-Reserve.

To find books...

Try searching: