Our librarians are skilled at choosing topic and age appropriate resources for Years 1–13 students. Schools can also request resources on behalf of senior students studying individual topics.
Changes to the service
The way schools borrow resources from the National Library has changed. From term 1 2016, we are issuing loans to a whole school rather than to individual teachers. Secondary schools also have an author/title lending service they can use.
One or 2 loan coordinators in your school place loan requests on behalf of all of your teachers.
For a whole-school loan, the coordinator places requests for inquiry topics and resources to support reading engagement. Schools can also request up to 5 specific resources as part of their loan, based on their own author/title search of the Schools Collection catalogue.
The number of books and other resources available to each school is determined by the size of the school roll.
Whole-school loans are available 3 times a year in term 1, term 2 and term 3 (for terms 3 and 4).
Secondary school author/title loans provide secondary schools with a ‘needs based’, as required, author/title resource service. Secondary schools can request specific resources at any time during the year based upon their own author/title search of the Schools Collection catalogue or the National Library General Collection catalogue.
National Library of New Zealand catalogue — items from the National Library's published collections including Māori and Pasifika resources.
National Library’s Print Disability Service — includes fiction and non-fiction audio titles.
Find out more
School loans toolkit has information to help your school borrow books and resources from the National Library
Read about the Service Changes 2016 and view the table to find out your school’s allocation.