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Pacific Islands Studies: Home

Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Kia orana, Warm Pacific Greetings!

This guide brings together important research resources for Pacific Islands Studies. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and key online sources.

Libraries On Campus

There are six Dunedin Campus Libraries and you can use all of them.

Each Library:

  • has resources for specific subject areas
  • offers different spaces for individual or group study
  • has slightly different opening hours

Use your ID card as your Library card to borrow books.

All Library notices are sent to your student email account.

Wireless access to the student network is available in all Dunedin campus libraries.

Central Library

Te Whare Pukapuka Matua

Subject area: Commerce & Humanities

Located in the Information Services Building on the corner of Albany & Cumberland


Health Science student working in Anatomy Museum

Health Sciences Library

Te Whare Pukapuka Whaiora

Subject area: Health Sciences

also serves the Southern DHB

Located in the Sayers Building opposite Dunedin Hospital


Opening hours at Hocken entrance

Hocken Collections

Uare Tāoka o Hākena

Subject area: histories, cultures and natural environments of Aotearoa, the Pacific and Antarctica with special emphasis on southern New Zealand

Located at the corner of Anzac Avenue and State Highway 88

Hocken is a reference-only research library, gallery & archive that serves both the University and the public. It operates differently than other Dunedin Campus Libraries. See more on the Hocken website.

Māori language week display at Law Library

Sir Robert Stout Law Library

Te Whare Pukapuka Ture

Subject area: Law

Located on the 8th floor of the Richardson building in the heart of campus


Pacific students outside Robertson Library

Robertson Library

Te Whare Pukapuka Mātauranga

Subject area: Education

also serves the Otago Polytechnic*

Located on Union St East

*Polytech students should use the Polytech Library website to access Library services & resources.


Science 3 building sign

Science Library

Te Whare Pukapuka Pūtaiao

Subject area: sciences, medical sciences and Health Science First Year

Located in the Science III building next to the St David St Lecture Theatre



Get Started

Here are four of the best places to start searching for Pacific Islands Studies resources:

Subject Librarian

Jacinta Beckwith

Support Around Campus

Pacific Islands Centre

Pacific Islands Centre

Student Learning Centre

Pacific Students' Associations

PIRSSU Pacific Islands Research & Student Support Unit (Health Sciences)