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The Library's collection of e-books is growing all the time.
Benefits of e-books include:
- Instant/any time access
- They can be downloaded (for a specified period of time) or read online
- The entire text is searchable and 'sticky notes' can be added
- A percentage of the publication can be printed/saved
- The e-book URL is permanent so you go back to a publication instantly
Search Library Search | Ketu, then filter by Ebooks; or use databases like Books@OVID for titles.
NCBI Bookshelf - freely available collection of electronic books, reports, databases, and other scholarly literature in biology, medicine, healthcare and the life sciences.
A sample from the thousands of titles available:
Springer Reference Collection
SpringerReference delivers access to all the Live Springer Reference Works, continuously updated by a dynamic new publishing process and covering all areas of STM research. You will have access to more than 190 peer-reviewed titles (including those that are currently in production) that remain leading edge and comprehensive.
ULANZ - Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement
University Libraries of Australia and New Zealand (ULANZ) is a borrowing scheme that allows staff and students of Australian and New Zealand universities* to borrow in person from any other participating university library.
ULANZ allows borrowing in person by registered users.
*EXCEPT for The University of Auckland.
Search for Books using Library Search
We don't have the book? Try our Interloan service
Is the book you want not available at Otago?
Use the Interloan Service. We'll find another library that has it and borrow it for you - just fill out the Interloan Service request form.
Need more help?
Information on borrowing entitlements
Recommend a Book
Is there a book or other item you'd like to see in the Library's collection? Fill out the Recommend a Book form. We want to acquire materials that you will find useful to your research and learning.
Standford Encycopedia of Philosophy
Constantly evolving and being updated, entries in this encyclopedia are maintained by experts in their field.