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Request books

To request a book
  • Current library Associate Membership is required to request books.
  • Use the Request an article or book form to request books on loan and books not held by University of Auckland libraries (Interlibrary loan). Use this form if you want books delivered to your work address.
  • Associate Members may also use the request options in The Catalogue to request books (excludes delivery to Greenlane and community sites).
    • From a book record in The Catalogue.
    • Log in with your username and password.
    • Select the Library you would like to pick the item up from (excludes delivery to Greenlane and community sites).
    • E-books in The Catalogue can be viewed on a Library computer only. Check if you can get the book online from ADHB Library Links e-books; or request a copy of a chapter.
  • Allow 5-6 days for a book on loan to be returned.
  • The Library will send an Item Available notice to your nominated email address or postal address.
  • The notice indicates the date by which it must be collected (usually five days’ time).
  • Use My Library Account to check on books you have requested, and those awaiting pick-up.

When a book is requested from you

  • The Library will notify you via email or post.
  • You must return your book by the new due date, which overrides the original due date, preferably to the library you borrowed it from.
  • Your borrowing privileges may be blocked if you do not return it by the recall due date.
  • Overdue recalled books incur a fine of $3 per day.
  • You have a minimum period of 5 days from the date of issue before an item can be recalled from you.
  • You may have a maximum of 5 days from the date of the recall notice to return the item.


Lending Services, Philson Library
Phone: +64 9 923 5532