Borrowing becomes easier from today

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30 August 2021: Lending news update

The changes to our lending service for schools and kura take effect from today. We hope you’ll find it more flexible, and easier to use and manage your loan requests from the National Library.

Lending is suspended, but you can still send us term 4 requests

Due to COVID-19 alert level restrictions, our lending service is currently suspended. We look forward to fulfilling your loan requests and sending books to you when alert levels allow.

In the meantime, explore our new online dashboard, read our updated web pages, and place your term 4 requests. We’ll hold your request information in our database until we can process requests again.

For an introduction to the new dashboard, join our webinar at 2pm 6 September.

Changes to our lending to make borrowing easier — what’s changed.

Lending service — updated web pages about our service.

Professional learning and support — upcoming webinars and support.

Term 3 books yet to be delivered

Email us at if you no longer require these books, and we’ll cancel your order.

Use our online resources and chat support for students

We’ve some great, quality digital resources to support learning. Explore our teaching and learning resources, including:

Our AnyQuestions service also offers online chat support for students needing help with schoolwork.


Any questions or need help?

More about the COVID-19 response

To find out more about our services during alert level restrictions, follow National Library's COVID-19 coronavirus update.

Read more information about New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.