Interloans: distance users - Library - University of Canterbury

Interloans: distance users

Do I qualify for ‘distance’ interloan services?

If you are a fully enrolled current University of Canterbury student who lives outside of Canterbury, or enrolled in study offered by distance from this University you may qualify for distance interloan services. We are unable to process requests placed for personal use, or on behalf of another, for non-university study, research and/or teaching.

How do I request an interloan?

Interloan requests are submitted electronically via the web form.

Please check the library catalogue before submitting a request. The interloan service is only available for items not held by the University of Canterbury Library. To request items that do appear in the library catalogue please use the usual request process for books, or email for journal article requests.


Re-use the delivery bag by turning it inside-out and attaching the provided free-post label.


Books (within New Zealand only)



Email delivery is only available if the copy is supplied electronically. Print items will be sent out by standard post or courier.

Email delivery requires you to have:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC
  • A "proper" email address, i.e. not Hotmail or Yahoo.

We recommend Acrobat 6.02+. Please note files may be corrupted if opened using Webmail. Please contact Interloans staff for information of alternative access.