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Borrow and Request Books

This provides information on who can borrow items from the library and how to do it.

Borrowing and Renewing Limits

Borrowing Limits

  All students except those on short courses Short course students Associate members Staff

Total number of borrowed items allowed at one time

25 items 2 items 15 items 35 items
Short Loan Bookings - maximum limit 3 at one time 3 at one time 3 at one time 3 at one time
Requests - maximum limit 10 at one time 2 at one time 5 at one time 10 at one time

Renewals of loans

Your loans will be renewed automatically up to maximum allowed period.

*Please note there are some restrictions on renewing items:

  • There is a maximum limit on how many times an item can be renewed. This limit is set out in Library Procedure regulations. See our Renewal limits and loan periods table for more information.
  • If the item has been requested by someone else the item will not be renewed. If any item is not renewed, you will be emailed 3 days before it is due and you must then return it.

Renewal limits and loan periods

Item type Students Short course students Associate members Staff
Books 30 days with 2 renewals (ie total of 90 days) 2 weeks with 2 renewals (ie total of 6 weeks / 42 days) 30 days with 2 renewals (ie total of 90 days) 30 days with 5 renewals (ie total of 180 days)
Journals * 3 days with 2 renewals (ie total of 9 days) 3 days with 2 renewals (ie total of 9 days) 3 days with 2 renewals (ie total of 9 days) 3 days with 2 renewals (ie total of 9 days)
DVDs & videos, IELTS kits, Student reports 2 weeks with 2 renewals (ie total of 6 weeks) * 2 weeks with 2 renewals (ie total of 6 weeks) 2 weeks with 2 renewals (ie total of 6 weeks) 2 weeks with 2 renewals (ie total of 6 weeks)
Items on short loan (course reserve) Loan periods for short loan items vary, including 2 hours,  24 hours and 3 days. They are specified on the item label. 2 hour loans can be renewed if the item has not been booked by another borrower.  24 hour loans and 3 day loans cannot usually be renewed.

Important notes:

  • *Some journals can only be read in the library. This is shown on the boxes and individual journals.
  • *Te Puna library DVDs can be issued for 30 days with 2 renewals (ie total of 90 days)
  • Your borrowed book/item will be automatically renewed 3 days before the due date, unless someone else has requested it or you’ve reached your renewal limit as set out above. If the item can’t be renewed, we will send you an email reminding you to return it.
  • Anyone owing more than $5 in fines or fees may be blocked from borrowing or renewing any further items. More about fines