If you're looking for your Summer School textbook list, put 'SS.' in front of your course code, eg SS.BIOA101 will find the Summer School version of BIOA101.
For 2021 First Year Health Science Students you can look at your booklist here: 2021 Health Sciences Book List.
SearchingThe Search window above will allow you to retrieve textbook lists:
Textbook ClassificationsAll textbooks are classified by your lecturers in descending order of importance as follows:
Course Related Expense ClaimsStudyLink Dunedin will accept textbook lists, generated from this website, as “sufficient evidence in support of applications for course related costs”. This special arrangement was set up in 2006.
To produce your book lists go to the Paper Number box at the top of this page and type the paper numbers of all your courses (ANAT111 etc) separated by spaces and click the “Find Lists” button. Once the results are displayed, use your print button to print out the lists. These may then be included as part of your claim.
This procedure is only accepted at Dunedin offices of StudyLink. Other offices may accept the lists but are under no obligation to do so.
PricesThe prices quoted are correct at the time the database was last updated but are subject to change without notice. They are priced inclusive of student discount and GST. Prices are for new books only.
We sometimes do have second hand textbooks – to check availability and price it is best if you come into the book shop.
Alternative TextbooksSome courses list two or more textbooks which are alternatives, i.e. you need only one. For technical reasons we are unable to include that information here. If you have any doubts about needing all the books listed for your course, we suggest you check with your lecturer, or with us.
How to Order/buy your Textbooks
Ordering on-lineTo order your textbooks on-line, use the textbook list search facility to identify the textbooks you need for your course. With your list of textbook titles go back to our main home page: http://www.unibooks.co.nz
Place the title, author or ISBN of your textbook in the ‘go search’ box and proceed through our on-line ordering process.
Add the word ‘student’ in the shipping instructions box. Student discount is applied to virtually all textbooks.
We will hold your order at the back counter of the shop for you to pay for and pick up. All textbook orders are held in this way, for one week only.
Visit UsComing into the shop and buying your textbooks is easy. We have two stores, one very close to campus, at 378 Great King Street, and the other one on campus in the OUSA Archway (closed November-January)
Returning TextbooksIf you have purchased a textbook then withdrawn from the course, you may be able to return the book to us for credit. We do not give cash refunds on returns.
Textbook returns are considered provided:
Books which have been purchased and found defective should be returned to us immediately for replacement.
General Textbook InformationThe University Book Shop stocks prescribed and recommended textbooks for Otago University (including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and the School of Nursing), Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago College of Education. We aim to have the lowest prices possible and a 10% student discount applies virtually to all textbooks.
Textbooks remain central to a good education: helping you make the most of the educational process by clarifying difficult subjects and enhancing lectures. They are the foundation of your personal library and are an essential information source for essays and research projects.
At the beginning of the university year, undergraduate textbooks are sold directly from our bulk store on the upper floor. For the rest of the year textbooks are shelved in bays around the perimeter of the ground floor.
At the beginning and end of each academic year we produce a “Buy-Back list” of those second-hand textbooks for which we will pay cash.
DisclaimerTextbook lists are compiled from requirements submitted by lecturers. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these lists, but lecturers may make decisions without informing us, resulting in books being removed or changed. Similarly, while the editions given are accurate at the date lists were compiled, publishers may produce new editions which become available and replace the editions originally specified. University Book Shop (Otago) Ltd can accept no liability for any confusion or inconvenience caused by such changes.