Our step-by-step guide helps school loan coordinators through the loan process. Find out how to plan and order your loan, what to do when your loan arrives, and how to return your books to us.

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Quick guide for school loan coordinators Find out the steps a school loan coordinator needs to take to order a whole-school loan or request specific titles from the National Library.
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Work with teachers to plan your loan and requests Find information to help you explain the lending service and process to teachers. Use our forms to ask them about the books they’d like to borrow. Read advice about how to turn teachers' requests into a loan order.
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Order a whole-school loan — tips for using the online form Read our tips to help you use our online lending forms to register as a loan coordinator, order a whole-school loan, and check your loan progress.
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Request a specific book — anytime title requests Use our anytime title requests to borrow books to meet specific student needs.
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Receive and manage the books in your loan Your students and staff need easy access to the National Library books you've borrowed. Here are some ways to make the books available to students and staff, and keep track of them in your school.
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Return your books to us Find out when, how, and where to return your National Library books. Use our the address labels we provide on this page.
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FAQs about school lending Quickly find answers to some common questions about our lending service.