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Services for students

Service to distance students

If you are currently enrolled in Unitec courses and live outside the Greater Auckland Region (north of North Shore City or south of Manukau City.) you may be eligible for our distance services.  All services provided to students are also available to distance students.  

Overseas students can benefit from this service too, but with some restrictions - please contact the library for details.

Specifically, services that the library can provide to distance students:

  1. Posting of books out to you within New Zealand.  A prepaid envelope is sent with each item, so you can return it to the library at no cost. 
  2. Emailing scanned copies of book chapters and articles within Copyright guidelines

Please contact the library to discuss this option and so that we can set up this service for you.

For help with finding subject information for your assignments contact your Subject Librarian

Requesting books and DVDs

  • 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.

Requesting journal articles or book chapters

  • You may request copies 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. 
  • We will copy/scan articles from journals for you, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994 which allows us to copy one article from a journal.
  • If we cannot lend you the book, we will copy small sections for you, in accordance with the Copyright Act 1994 - up to one chapter.

We prefer that you complete one of the below forms when requesting items or articles.

For help with finding subject information for your assignments contact your Subject Librarian.