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Lend and borrow with Te Puna Interloan

Get up to speed with finding, borrowing and lending library resources using Te Puna interloan. Te Puna members can interloan within New Zealand and internationally.

Guides for New Zealand and international interloans

You can borrow from other New Zealand and international library collections or share from your own using WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (WorldShare ILL). Worldshare ILL automates your interlibrary borrowing and lending processes though the largest resource-sharing network in the world to save your staff time and to ensure timely delivery of items to the people who need them.

The premium version of WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, is also available to Te Puna members at an additional cost. Get in touch if you are interested in Tipasa

Use our guides to help you find, borrow and lend items using WorldShare ILL.

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New Zealand interloans

International interloan

Guides for Australian interloans

Virtual Document eXchange (VDX) is used for lending between New Zealand and Australian libraries. Use our guides to help you interloan with Australian libraries.

Borrow from an Australian library

Lend to an Australian library

Reciprocal lending

Some libraries choose not to charge one another for interloans. In other words, they have a reciprocal lending arrangement. As a Te Puna member library, you are free to set up your own reciprocal arrangements and/or you can join the National Reciprocal Group.

The National Reciprocal Group

The National Reciprocal Group is a cross-sector collective of Te Puna member libraries who agree not to charge each other for interloans. This is coordinated by Te Puna Services. Each quarter, we invite libraries to opt-in or out of the group. This is announced via the Te Puna Interloan Updates mailing list.

Current list of National Reciprocal Group members

Setting up reciprocal lending in WorldShare ILL

It’s a good idea to group reciprocal libraries together in WorldShare ILL. This enables you to:

  • limit search results to items held by reciprocal libraries
  • prioritise reciprocal libraries first when requesting interloans.

To create a group of National Reciprocal libraries, take a loot at our Adding National Reciprocal Group libraries to a custom holdings group guide

Adding National Reciprocal Group libraries to a custom holdings group guide

List of National Reciprocal Group Libraries

Library Name OCLC Symbol
AgResearch A2J
Allan Bean Centre Library NZABC
Ara XC$
Ashburton Public Library NZASP
ATMC Library Services NZEDZ
Auckland Landcare Research NZALR
Bay of Plenty DHB NZBPM
Buller District Libraries NZWEP
Carterton District Library NZCAP
CCS Disability Action Information Service NZWCC
Central Hawke’s Bay District Libraries NZHAP
Central Otago District Libraries NZALP
Chapman Tripp — AKL NZACT
Chapman Tripp — WLG NZWCT
Christchurch City Libraries NZCPL
Clutha District Libraries NZBAL
Counties Manukau DHB Health NZOTM
Defence NZWDD
Department of Conservation, Information Services  NZDOC
Department of Corrections NZCOR
Dunedin Public Libraries D8D
ESR Christchurch Science Centre NZCES
ESR Mt Albert Science Centre NZAES
ESR Kenepuru Science Centre N4E
Far North District Libraries NZFNP
Fire and Emergency NZWFS
Gore District Libraries NZGOP
Hamilton City Libraries NZHPC
Hastings District Libraries NZHSD
Hauraki District Libraries NZHAU
Hawkes Bay District Health Board NZHAM
HB Williams Memorial Library NZGPL
Health Promotion Agency Library NZWAL
Hurunui District Libraries NZAYP
Hutt Valley DHB Library NZLMM
Inland Revenue Library & Information Services NZWLT
Invercargill City Libraries NZIPP
Kaipara District Libraries NZDAR
Kapiti District Libraries NZKAP
Kawerau District Library NKADP
Lakes District Health Board NZROM
Landcare Research NZLIP
Libraries Horowhenua NZLEP
Manawatu District Libraries NZFEP
Manukau Institute of Technology Z5M
Marlborough District Libraries NZBWR
Masterton Public Library NZMAP
Mental Health Foundation NZAMH
MidCentral DHB NZOPP
Ministry for Culture and Heritage Library NZWCU
Ministry for the Environment NZWEV
Ministry of Education Library NZDWE
Ministry of Health NZCXR
Ministry of Justice Library NZWJK
Ministry of Social Development NZWSS
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa NZWMU
Napier Libraries NZNAP
National Assessments Bureau Information Centre NZWIN
Nelson Marlborough Health Services Ltd NZBMN
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Library NZNEP
Nelson Public Libraries NZEPN
New Zealand Law Society Library - WLG NZWLM
New Zealand Nurses Organisation NZWNA
New Zealand Police NZWPL
Northland DHB NZWHM
NorthTec NZWHY
Office of the Auditor-General NZWAU
Opotiki District Library NZOPO
Otorohanga District Library NZOTG
Palmerston North City Library NZPPC
Parliamentary Library NZWGA
Plant and Food NZHMA
Porirua Public Library NZPOP
Puke Ariki - New Plymouth District Libraries Z0P
Queenstown Lakes District Library NZQQP
Rangitikei District Council Libraries NZRNG
Reserve Bank NZWRB
Rotorua District Libraries NZROP
Ruapehu District Libraries  NZTMP
Selwyn District Libraries NSELP
South Canterbury District Health Board NZSCD
South Taranaki District Libraries C/- Hawera Public Library Plus NZHWP
South Waikato District Libraries NZTOP
South Wairarapa District Libraries NZMTP
Southern DHB NZZIM
Southland District Libraries NWISP
Statistics New Zealand NZWCE
Stratford Library NZZSP
Tairawhiti DHB NZZGM
Taranaki DHB NZNPM
Tararua District Library NZDAP
Tasman District Libraries NTASP
Taupo District Libraries NZTPP
Tauranga City Libraries NTAUP
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa NHTWA
Te Wananga o Raukawa & Te Whare Pukapuka NOTWR
Te Puni Kokiri Library NWMAO
Thames Coromandel District Libraries NZTHP
Timaru District Libraries NZTPM
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology NZTOI
Treasury N3T
Unitec Z5U
Upper Hutt City Libraries NZUPM
Waikato District Health Board Library NZHMM
Waikato Regional Council NZHRG
Waimakariri District Libraries NZRPM
Waipa District Libraries NZWAP
Wairarapa DHB NZMMM
Wairoa Centennial Library NZWRP
Waitaki District Libraries NZOPM
Waitemata DHB NZNSM
Waitomo District Library NTEKP
West Coast District Health Board NZGRM
Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries NTEPP
Westland District Library XP#
Whakatāne Libraries NZWKP
Whanganui DHB NZWWM
Whanganui District Library NZPWA
Whangarei Libraries NZWHC
Whitireia NPOCY

Find a New Zealand library or location of an item

Can’t find a New Zealand Library or don't know if an item exists or where it is located? Try our location service or the Directory of New Zealand Libraries. Any other questions please get in touch.

Directory of New Zealand Libraries

The Directory of New Zealand Libraries provides interloan contacts and other information about every library in New Zealand. Te Puna members can send in an online request to update their library details.

The Directory of New Zealand Libraries

Verify the existence or location of items

Use or free location service if you need to verify the existence or location of books, articles, printed music, serials, or any other items that you are unable to find.

Email the location service at

Interloan statistics for your library

Get insight into your library’s borrowing and lending patterns using WorldShare ILL reports.

WorldShare ILL Reports guide for a range of available reports and how to generate them.

WorldShare ILL Reports guide (pdf, 595KB)

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OCLC support

Help resources are also available for WorldShare on the OCLC support pages.
OCLC support

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