Distance Services

A guide to the services provided by Unitec library for our Distance students

Who may use the Distance Service?

  1. Students who are currently enrolled in Unitec courses and who live outside the Greater Auckland Region. This means north of North Shore City and South of Manukau City.
  2. Overseas students can benefit from this service too, but with some restrictions - please contact the library for details.

Requesting Books

You may request books by phone, email or use the request form below.

Books are only sent to addresses within New Zealand.

You may borrow up to 25 items at one time.

Books are issued to you for 30 days. Loans automatically renew until you have had the item for 90 days, unless they have been reserved by another borrower.  If this is the case you must return the requested books immediately.

Books are sent to you by standard post. Postage for returning the books is provided by the library with a prepaid envelope sent out with each book.

Please do not place holds yourself via the Library Catalogue, as this does not work for distance students.  Contact us instead via the request form

Requesting Photocopies

You may request photocopies of journal articles and book chapters by post, e-mail or by using the copy request form below. To make it easier for us to locate what you want, please give us as many details as you can. Request articles here

We will photocopy articles from journals for you, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994 which allows us to photocopy one article from a journal.

If we cannot lend you the book, we will photocopy small sections for you, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994 - up to one chapter.

Interloan Service

Postgraduate students may use our Interloans service to request items that are not held by Unitec Library.

For book requests, please note that you are a Distance student on your request. we will then issue and post the book to you.

Contact information

Distance Services
Unitec Library
Unitec Institute of Technology
Private Bag 92025
Auckland, 1142

Phone: 09 892 8625

Email: distance@unitec.ac.nz