Wellington City Libraries

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Interloans

Request an interloan

Can't find what you need in the Wellington City Libraries collection? We provide an inter-library loan (interloan) service that allows you to access material held in other libraries in New Zealand or overseas.

  • Anyone with a current library card can request an interloan
  • Books, articles, theses, music scores, audio-visual material, car manuals and more can all be requested

How much does it cost?

Type of interloan Cost
Standard New Zealand interloans $14 (Please note that this charge applies whether or not the interloan is successful)
Urgent New Zealand interloans $30
Interloans from Australia From $20
Other international interloans Between $25 - $100 (a quote will be provided for the specific item)

How long does it take?

Standard interloans

For a standard interloan, how long it will take to arrive depends on the availability of the item at holding libraries. It's advisable to plan ahead when requesting material, as there could be a delay e.g. where the item is already on loan.

Urgent interloans

Delivery is guaranteed within one to three business days.

If you have an urgent interloan request, please contact Wellington City Libraries' Interloans team — email Interloans, or phone 801 4057.

Lending period

This depends on the library it is borrowed from (usually about three weeks)

Renewals

The Interloans team can put in in a request for a renewal if you require further time. If approved by the lending library, the renewal is free of charge.

Collecting your interloan

Central Library

The Interloans team will contact you by email or telephone to let you know that the interloan has arrived, if you indicated your pickup branch as Central.

Your interloan will be held at the Fiction desk on the Ground Floor for you to pick up.

Branch libraries

Branch library staff will contact you by email or telephone to let you know that the interloan has arrived.

Articles

If you've requested an article, we can either email these to you as an electronic copy (in accordance with copyright conditions) or you can choose to collect a printed copy from either Central or a branch library.

Contact us

You can contact the Interloans team on 801 4057, or email interloans@wcc.govt.nz.

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