The NZ Interloan Scheme

LIANZA, in conjunction with the National Library, manages the NZ Interloan Scheme. The Te Puna interloan software helps you create, monitor, and respond to interlibrary requests.

Interloan resources - LIANZA website

Te Puna Interloan user manual

A comprehensive guide to all aspects of using Te Puna Interloan. The guide covers:

  • locations; searching for items; creating requests; interloan lifecycle and statuses; work queue; searching, and viewing requests; printing requests; actioning requests; responder actions; requester actions; DocStore.
  • completion of requests and archiving
  • reports.

Download the Te Puna Interloan user manual (pdf, 3.5MB)

Te Puna Interloan reports

In addition to the VDX-integrated reports, a further range of reports is available for measuring your current interloan activity.

Download the guide to Te Puna Interloan reports (pdf, 154KB)


Libraries can make interlibrary loaning easier by deeplinking into their catalogues from the National Union Catalogue. Deeplinking makes collections more visible, and provides the user with more information, including whether the item is currently available.

Currently, Te Puna Interloan (VDX) does not display deeplinks, but they are available through the public New Zealand Libraries Catalogue.

All possible subscriber libraries have been deeplinked from the National Union Catalogue by Te Puna Services, but links can get broken by things like a library system migration. If you find any broken links, please email us and we'll fix it as soon as possible.

Deeplinks from WorldCat to your web OPAC

OCLC has an automated approach to deeplinking from the WorldCat registry. All Te Puna subscriber libraries with a profile in the registry are eligible.

Find out more about WorldCat deeplinking

Email OCLC for support and login details for WorldCat deeplinking

Interloan Billing System (IBS)

The IBS generates invoices for supply of interloans on behalf of interloan users. All payment is by direct debit/direct credit.

More about IBS – LIANZA website

Te Puna Interloan training

Te Puna Support provides introductory and refresher training for users of Te Puna Interloan

Te Puna Interloan training videos

Directory of New Zealand libraries

The Directory of New Zealand Libraries website facilitates interloan by providing contact and other information about every library in New Zealand. Te Puna Services members can log in to update their library details on the site.

Go to the Directory of New Zealand Libraries website

Te Puna Interloan discussion list

TePunaildd-L is an email discussion list for messages about day-to-day interloan operational matters.

Subscribe to TePunaildd-L