Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan enables Massey staff and students to obtain materials from other libraries and suppliers in New Zealand and overseas.

Placing a Request

Before you place an Interlibrary Loan request, please check the Library Catalogue to make sure that your material is not available at any of the Massey libraries, or via BONUS+. If your material is available at another Massey library, please use the Inter-campus loan service form to request it.

Place your Interlibrary Loan request by submitting either the Journal Article Request Form or the Book Request Form. You will need to log in to access these online forms.

Charges

The Library charges $5.00 for each standard interlibrary loan.

The Library charges $15.00 for each urgent interlibrary loan. Urgent requests are actioned within 24 hours, Monday to Friday, excluding public or University holidays.

If any item is particularly expensive to obtain, the Library may choose to negotiate about sharing the cost.

When you place your request using the online form, please choose charge to a Departmental Account, OR charge to Library account

Methods of Payment

For more information about paying charges on your Library Account, please read Fines, Charges & Overdues.

How Long Will it Take?

  • Articles usually arrive within 1 week.
  • Books available within New Zealand or Australia usually arrive within 1 - 2 weeks.
  • Books requested from overseas will take longer, and delivery times can be difficult to accurately predict. If your request is not available within New Zealand or Australia, we will contact you to advise of delivery times.

Urgent Requests

Urgent requests are actioned within 24 hours, Monday to Friday, excluding public or University holidays.

  • Articles available within New Zealand or Australia can generally be obtained within 24 hours.
  • Articles available from other overseas libraries may take longer.
  • Books will be requested immediately if available within New Zealand or Australia, but delivery times may vary. If your request is not available within New Zealand or Australia, we will contact you to advise of delivery times. 

Helpful Hints

  • Include your source of reference (e.g. database).
  • Provide as much detail as possible.
  • Use a separate form for each request.
  • Return or renew books before the due date.
  • Some books obtained from overseas, all theses and complete journal issues may only be used within the Library.

Copyright

The University complies with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1994, and its license with Copyright Licensing Ltd.

  • A copy shall be made only for the purposes of private study or research.
  • Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan may not be reproduced in Study Guides or placed in the Short Loan Collection without the copyright holder’s permission.
  • Only a single copy will be made of the same article or part of a whole work.
  • Up to two articles from the same issue of a journal can be requested, if these relate to the same subject matter.
  • A copy shall not extend to more than a reasonable proportion of a complete work. Normally this is one chapter or 10%.

Contacts

Please contact us for further information or enquiries.

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