Welcome to the Distance Library Service
If you're a University of Otago Distance student, OR are enrolled in an on-campus paper, but live or are on placement outside Dunedin, you can request items for Home Delivery, and scans of book chapters or articles.
If you're on placement, check the 'Students on Placement' section of this guide for how to request books and scans.
Students registered with Disability Information and Support may also be eligible - contact the office for more information: Disability Information and Support.
All Distance Library Services are FREE! If you request an item for Home Delivery, we send it to your home address by courier, and you can return them this way too. Scans of articles and book chapters are sent to your @otago email.
Help us to send things to the right place
On this page:
How to request books and scans.
Quicklinks to useful Library resources.
How to contact us
Links to other libraries you can use.
REMEMBER RECALLS! All books may be requested by another borrower, at any time, and an earlier due date assigned. We'll email you with the new due date. Usually you will get seven days to return a recalled book - if they become overdue the fine is $3.00 per day.
If you live in one of the main centres around New Zealand you may use the local University Library to borrow books.
You will need proof of your enrolment at the University of Otago, and address details to join.
The New Zealand Libraries which have agreed to share their collections are: