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Kia orana! Talofa lava! Malo e lelei! Ni sa bula! Aloha! Warm Pacific Greetings!
Nau mai, haramai! This guide serves as a starting point for students and researchers looking for Pacific resources at Otago. Here you can find information on resources from across the University of Otago Library collections and links to recommended freely accessible content.
Here are four of the best places to start searching for resources:
Libraries on campus
There are six libraries on campus and you can use all of them.
Each library has:
- resources for specific subject areas
- different spaces for individual or group study
- slightly different opening hours
- wireless access to the student network
Use your ID card as your library card to borrow books.
All library notices are sent to your University email account.
Central Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Matua
Subject area: Commerce & Humanities
Located in the Information Services Building on the corner of Albany & Cumberland
Health Sciences Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Whaiora
Subject area: Health Sciences and also serves the Southern DHB
Located in the Sayers Building opposite Dunedin Hospital
Hocken Collections - Te 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 Collections is a reference-only research library, gallery & archive open to both the University and the public. See more on the Hocken website.
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
Robertson Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Mātauranga
Subject area: Education and also serves the Otago Polytechnic*
Located on Union St East
*Polytech students use the Polytech Library website to access Library services & resources
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
Pacific Islands Studies at Otago