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Pharmacy: Books

E-Reference Books

Try one of our online reference books - a great starting point for your research, or check Library Search for ebooks on your search terms.

Many ebooks for Pharmacy are available from Access Pharmacy and ClinicalKey.

New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule

The New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule (the "Schedule") is a list of the approximately 2000 prescription medicines and therapeutic products subsidised by the Government. The Schedule is published three times a year and updated monthly.

Search for Books using Library Search

Use Library Search | Ketu on the library homepage to search for books in all formats.

Watch this short video on how to use Library Search | Ketu.

Need more help? Use this guide.


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.

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.

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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.

Dictionaries & Handbooks

Springer Reference Collection

Banner for 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.