Te Puna Interloan
Te Puna Interloan helps you create, monitor and respond to interloan requests from New Zealand and Australian libraries. 88 % of New Zealand libraries use Te Puna Interloan.
To interloan within New Zealand a library must first be a member of the New Zealand Interloan Scheme. LIANZA, in conjunction with the National Library, manages the New Zealand Interloan Scheme.
Te Puna Interloan tools
Log in to Te Puna Interloan (VDX) to create, monitor and respond to interloan requests from New Zealand and Australian libraries
Te Puna Interloan services
Te Puna Services provides help with making the best use of Te Puna Interloan.
Training in the use of Te Puna Interloan
- Download the Te Puna Interloan user manual (pdf, 3.1MB) – A comprehensive guide to all aspects of using Te Puna Interloan
- Subscribe to Tepunaildd-L – Receive messages about day-to-day interloan operational matters
Interloan Billing System (IBS)
The Interloan Billing System (IBS) is a centralised billing system that supports charging for national (IBS) and trans Tasman (IIBS) interloans for Te Puna Interloan members or those libraries with their own servers (e.g. Auckland University or LCoNZ libraries). All payment is by direct debit/direct credit. IBS is managed by the Finance Department of the Department of Internal Affairs with Inland Revenue providing financial transaction processing and services for the Department.
Need more information? Download the frequently asked questions (pdf, 30KB) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IBS corrections form
The following form can be used by lending libraries to reverse out charges that have previously been made in error. Completed forms should be emailed to email@example.com before the end of the month.
Some Te Puna Interloan members are not yet IBS users. Transactions are rejected if the lending or borrowing library is not a member of the IBS billing scheme. A monthly “Transactions not processed” report is provided so that libraries can create manual invoices.
- Download Transactions not processed, March 2014 (xls, 15KB)
- Download Transactions not processed, February 2014 (xls, 21KB)
- Download Transactions not processed, January 2013 (xls, 19KB)
- Download Transactions not processed, December 2013 (xls, 19KB)
- Download Transactions not processed, November 2013 (xls, 23KB)
- Download Transactions not processed, October 2013 (xls, 40KB)
Directory of New Zealand Libraries
The Directory of New Zealand Libraries facilitates interloan by providing contact and other information about every library in New Zealand. Te Puna members can send in an online request to update their library details.
Document Locating and International Interloans
There’s a lot of material that isn’t included in New Zealand’s catalogues and tools. Get in touch if you need to verify the existence or location of books, articles, printed music, serials, or any other items not found in your local systems. This is a free service.
We can also supply published materials from Australian libraries and the British Library. Charges for international interloans vary, so ask when you make a request.
Make a request
Contact the Research Enquiries team to use either of these services:
You’ll hear from us within 10-15 working days. There is no urgent service.
If you are a Te Puna Interloan user, you can make a request to WNRI within the service. See the Te Puna Interloan Manual (section 6.12), or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Libraries can make interlibrary loaning easier by deeplinking into their catalogues from the New Zealand National Union Catalogue (NUC). Deeplinking makes collections more visible, and provides the user with more information, including whether the item is currently available.
All possible member libraries have been deeplinked from the NUC by Te Puna Services, but links can get broken by things like a library system migration. If you find any broken links, please email Te Puna Support and we'll fix it as soon as possible.
Deeplinks from WorldCat to your web OPAC
OCLC has an automated approach to deeplinking from the WorldCat registry. All Te Puna member libraries with a profile in the registry are eligible.