What you can borrow and for how long

Library members may borrow items according to the limits below. You will need your Campus Card (ID) to borrow items. A proxy patron service is available.


Standard loan items

  • The standard loan period applies to most books available in the open collections of our libraries. It also applies to books, serials and theses borrowed from Off-Campus Storage.
  • If someone has requested an item you have on loan, it will be recalled from you. You must return it by the new due date to avoid fines or having your Campus Card (ID) blocked. See Requests for items on loan for full information.
  Loan period Maximum items
allowed on loan*
Undergraduate privileges    
Undergraduate students
New Start and Foundation Studies students
Graduate Diploma students
Fee-paying Library Associate Members

28 days or
5 days if there is a waiting list
Renew to a maximum loan period of 56 days

25
Graduate privileges     
Honours and masters students
PhD candidates and students
Library Associate Members with graduate privileges

60 days or
5 days if there is a waiting list
Renew to a maximum loan period of 180 days

50
Staff privileges    
University staff
Honorary staff
Research Fellows
UniServices staff
Academic visitors
Retired staff
Library Associate Members with staff privileges

60 days or
5 days if there is a waiting list
Renew to a maximum loan period of 180 days

50
* This is the combined total allowed for all items borrowed including Interlibrary Loan items and equipment. See Library blocks.

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Short loan items

  • Short loan collections usually contain high demand items from course reading lists. A limited number of copies of textbooks are available.
  • The short loan lending periods are:
Loan period Loan and request information
2 hours Loans issued in the last 2 hours before the Library closes may usually be kept overnight. They must be returned by opening time to avoid fines
Not renewable
Return 2 hour loans to the Lending Desk from which it was borrowed
3 hours For high demand Audiovisual items
Not renewable
Return 3 hour loans to the Lending Desk from which it was borrowed
Sameday Due at library closing time (no overnight loan)
Not renewable
Return sameday loans to the Lending Desk from which it was borrowed

Can be requested if on loan
Pick-up at the holding library only
Requested items held for 1 day
3 day Renew to a maximum of 6 days
Return 3 day loans to the to the library from which it was borrowed

Can be requested if on loan
Pick-up at the holding library only
Requested items held for 1 day
  • Some items are made available for 5 or 7 day loans.
  • Material that is unique, rare or difficult to replace is often available for use within the relevant library only.

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Serials

  • Most serials, including all unbound serials, are for use within the relevant library only.
  • Those serials that may be borrowed are usually 3 day or 7 day loans and may not be renewed.
  • Serials held in Off-Campus Storage may be borrowed for the standard loan period.

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Equipment

Equipment, e.g., study room equipment, is available for limited loan from some libraries and information commons.

  • Laptops and chargers are available for 2 hour loan from the Kate Edger Information Commons, Grafton Information Commons, Tāmaki Library and Information Commons and Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library (Epsom and Tai Tokerau).
  • Clickers are available for semester loan from the Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library (Epsom), the Philson and Tāmaki libraries, and the Kate Edger Information Commons.

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