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Services for students


This service provides Unitec staff and students with materials not held in the Unitec Library collections, by requesting materials, on their behalf, from other libraries and organisations within NZ or from overseas.

1. Before requesting an interloan check whether the library holds a copy of the article or has access to a full-text online copy.  Watch the video below to see how to find a journal article from a reference.

2. Complete one of the following forms, giving as much detail as possible.  This form is automatically sent through to the library as an Interloan request.

3. Any further questions? Check our FAQs below or contact us by email: or phone: (09) 892 8624

Interloan Policy Limits

Staff and students can request a maximum of 40 interloaned items per year without charge. 

Interloan FAQs

How long will it take?

Allow approximately 10-14 working days for standard interloans within New Zealand to reach our library. Some articles and chapter copies may arrive within 3 days. International Interloans take longer - sometimes a month or more.

How do I know when it's arrived?

Articles and book chapters will normally be emailed to you. When a book you requested has arrived, you will be emailed instructions for collection.

How long may I have an interloan?

This varies as the lending library determines how long material may be borrowed. Some materials such as theses may only be used in the library

Can interloans be renewed?

Sometimes. Please request a renewal before the item is due.

What are the Copyright restrictions?

Articles may be requested for research or private study only. Lecturers, if you want to order something to place on Moodle, please talk to us. No more than one article from a particular journal, or two if they are on the same subject may be obtained.