Each school needs to appoint a loan coordinator or coordinators (maximum of two) to take responsibility for ordering books and other resources from the Services to Schools team at National Library.
Our whole-school and secondary author/title loans provide resources to support students with inquiry, and to encourage and develop a love of reading.
Loan coordinators in schools place loan requests on behalf of all of your teachers. Our skilled librarians then select a variety of high-quality topic and age-appropriate resources for your loans based on information you supply in your loan requests.
Due to the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes, some of our collections are not currently available for lending to schools. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Kaikoura earthquake update has more information about what collections are available.
School loans — quick links
Request a loan — links for school loan coordinators
- Request a loan now or manage your requests
- How to request a loan — quick guide for school loan coordinators
- Register to use our lending service
How our lending works
- What and when you can borrow
- Whole-school loans — how they work
- School loan coordinator role
- Plan your inquiry loan
- Plan your reading engagement loan
- Secondary school author/title loans
- Returning books and resources
- Loan policy
- School loans case studies
This page outlines the steps a school loan coordinator needs to take to request a whole-school or secondary school author/title loan from the National Library.
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Request a loan now
Schools are welcome to borrow from our carefully selected collection to supplement their local resources. Read what your school can borrow and when you need to request and return your loans.
Read some case studies showing how schools are coordinating and managing their school loans.