Interloans & requests

If we don't have what you need, we can probably borrow it from another library, including the National Library, as an interloan. Or if we think it'd be popular, we might buy it if you make a request.

If we don't have what you need, we can probably borrow it from another library, including the National Library, as an interloan. Or if we think it'd be popular, we might buy it if you make a request.

Interloans

You can interloan magazine articles, most books, most CDs, some videos and some DVDs, if we don't have them in the SMART network. You can also interloan microforms from National Library.

  • Request form 
    You'll be asked to log in to make an interloan request

Your request will be actioned within three days. The item should arrive within one week if it's from a New Zealand library.

Cost

Interloan from a New Zealand library $5
Interloan from an overseas library $15 – $50

When it arrives

  1. We'll send you an email or a text.
  2. Come in to the library to collect it – you can choose which branch to pick it up from.
  3. It'll be issued for 4–6 weeks.
  4. In most cases you can renew it for a further 3-4 weeks – just give us a call or email before it's due.
    +64 4 237 1533circulation@poriruacity.govt.nz

Some things can't be interloaned

You will not be able to interloan books less than six months old, reference works, some videos and DVDs, whole issues of magazines, or items we already have in the SMART network libraries.

If you're not sure, or need some help, contact the Interloans Librarian, interloans@poriruacity.govt.nz or phone (04) 237 1533.

Suggest a purchase

Seen a book or other item you think we need?  We're happy to take suggestions for items that would add depth or breadth to our collection (or that are just a good read).  

We'll consider your request within 3 working days and let you know if we're going to buy it.

If you're not sure, or need some help, contact  circulation@poriruacity.govt.nz or phone (04) 237 1533.

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