The Robertson Library contains a wealth of resources ready for you to tap into for your studies. Knowing what is available and where it is will make information gathering easier and quicker, resulting in a more enjoyable, interesting and stress-free learning experience.
Library contacts and hours
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Have a question?
Find the contact details you need for the Robertson Library.
Browse the Library shelves online!
A new feature in Library Search Ketu is the Virtual Bookshelf and you can use it to find related information on a subject.
Click here for a short video demonstration.
Subject guides point you to the books, journals and databases to support your studies in a particular subject area or programme.
Find these resources online or at the Library.
Citing and referencing
Citing and referencing is an important part of any piece of academic writing.
Learn how to take information you have found in your research and use it in your writing, correctly citing and referencing as you go.
The Otago Polytechnic has a growing collection of e-books. Find out how to use them here.
Place a request on items
Place a request on an item that you need in the Robertson Library or any of the Otago University Libraries.
Databases and websites will help you find reliable and authoritative information, research or statistics to aid in your studies.
Printing, copying and scanning
The Otago Polytechnic MFD (Multi-Function Device), for printing, copying and scanning, is located at the back of the ground floor.
The Reserve collection
The Reserve Collection is made up of required textbooks and other resources that are in high demand for courses.
Learn how to book, and check out an item from the Reserve collection.