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.
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
Guides for New Zealand and international interloans
Use our guides to help you find, borrow and lend items using WorldShare ILL.
- Discover items — a step by step guide to finding items to request (PDF, 1.30MB)
- Borrower actions — a step by step guide to actions carried out by a borrowing library (PDF, 1.5MB)
- Lender actions — a step by step guide to actions carried out by a lending library (PDF, 880KB)
Virtual Document eXchange (VDX) is used for lending between New Zealand and Australian libraries.
Guides for Australian interloans
Use our guides to help you interloan with Australian libraries.
Borrow from an Australian library
- Search for an item and place a request (pdf, 595KB)
- Request a loan, (pdf, 475KB)
- Request a copy (pdf, 585KB)
Lend to an Australian library
- Log in and check requests (pdf, 375KB)
- Responding to a loan request (pdf, 330KB)
- Responding to a copy request (pdf, 380KB)
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.
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 groups in this way, see our guides to setting up Service Configuration, in particular:
- Preparing your custom holdings groups (DOC, 430KB)
- Setting up custom holdings groups (pdf, 570KB)
- Setting up custom holdings paths (pdf, 430KB)
Set up service configuration — all the guides to setting up service configuration in WorldShare ILL.
List of National Reciprocal Group Libraries
|Library Name||OCLC Symbol|
|Allan Bean Centre Library||NZABC|
|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 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|
|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|
|Manawatu District Libraries||NZFEP|
|Manukau Institute of Technology||Z5M|
|Marlborough District Libraries||NZBWR|
|Masterton Public Library||NZMAP|
|Mental Health Foundation||NZAMH|
|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|
|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|
|Office of the Auditor-General||NZWAU|
|Opotiki District Library||NZOPO|
|Otorohanga District Library||NZOTG|
|Palmerston North City Library||NZPPC|
|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|
|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|
|Southland District Libraries||NWISP|
|Statistics New Zealand||NZWCE|
|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|
|Upper Hutt City Libraries||NZUPM|
|Waikato District Health Board Library||NZHMM|
|Waikato Regional Council||NZHRG|
|Waimakariri District Libraries||NZRPM|
|Waipa District Libraries||NZWAP|
|Wairoa Centennial Library||NZWRP|
|Waitaki District Libraries||NZOPM|
|Waitomo District Library||NTEKP|
|West Coast District Health Board||NZGRM|
|Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries||NTEPP|
|Westland District Library||XP#|
|Whanganui District Library||NZPWA|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Help resources are also available for WorldShare on the OCLC support pages.
Set up WorldShare Interlibrary loanNew to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (WorldShare ILL) or need a refresher? Use our guides to get set-up or to check if you have the recommended settings in place.
Interloan billingTe Puna members can use our integrated billing services to process payments for interloans between New Zealand and international libraries.
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