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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 8625

Interloan Policy Limits

Staff and postgraduate students can request a maximum of 40 interloaned items per year without charge. Undergraduate students can request up to 10 interloaned items per year without charge.

Interloan FAQs

How long will it take?

Allow approximately 10 working days for standard interloans within New Zealand to reach our library. Some articles and chapter copies may arrive within 3 days. International Interloans arrive in approximately 2 weeks.

How do I know when it's arrived?

Many requests will be emailed to you. You will be emailed when books are available to collect.

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. Copies cannot be put on Moodle or copied for students. No more than one article from a particular journal, or two if they are on the same subject, may be obtained at any one time