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The Library: Interloans

Helpful information about library resources, staff, borrowing and more

Interlibrary loan

If you require material for your research or studies that is not available at Wintec Library, we can usually request it from another library.

Interloan FAQs

Who can use this service?
Enrolled students and staff at Wintec can request interloaned material.

How long will it take for an interloan to arrive?
Delivery times cannot be guaranteed as they are dependent on a number of factors outside of the Library's control. On average, time from placing the request to delivery is 1-5 days for journal/serial articles and 3-14 days for books.

How do I request an interloan?
Email the library to make a request (

How many interloans can I request?

  • Students can request a maximum of 10 interloans per semester
  • Postgraduate students can request a maximum of 20 interloans per semester
  • Staff can request a maximum of 20 interloans per semester

How do I receive my Interloan?
Delivery of the interloan material will depend on what you request:

  • books will need to be collected from the Library
  • journal/serial articles: we can email articles if we receive them electronically, or we can post them to you

Staff and students based outside of the Hamilton area meeting the distance services criteria will be sent their interloans directly—just remember to select the distance option on the request form and fill in your address.

Copyright restrictions

Articles may be requested for research or private study only. Copies cannot be put on Moodle or copied for students. No more than one article from a particular journal, or two if they are on the same subject, may be obtained at any one time. Contact the Library for further information.

Need help?
Contact the Library if you have any questions about the interloan service.
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