Make a date to order your books

Find out when you need to request and return your school loans.

Whole-school loan request and return dates

Your school can request 4 whole-school loans per year, alternating between inquiry and reading engagement loans.

Loan Loan period Request period Due date
(for return)
Inquiry loan 1 Terms 1 and 2 23 November 2016 to 24 February 2017 7 July 2017
Reading engagement loan 1 Terms 2 and 3 27 February to 26 May 2017 29 September 2017
Inquiry loan 2 Terms 3 and 4 29 May to 11 August 2017 14 December 2017
Reading engagement loan 2 Terms 4 and 1
(including summer holidays)
14 August to 3 November 2017 13 April 2018

Plan your inquiry loan

Plan your reading engagement loan

Returning books and resources

Number of resources your school can borrow

The number of resources your school can borrow is determined by the size of your school roll. Availability of resources for loans is also affected by demand. The earlier you make your request, the more material we will have available to resource it.

What you can borrow has more about the number of resources your school can request.

Request secondary author/title loans anytime

Secondary schools can request individual resources using a secondary author/title loan anytime during the school year.

Secondary school author/title loans

Related content

The National Library has a wide range of material available

Whole-school loans — how they work Find out how our whole-school lending service works.​