Distance Requests

The Distance Service allows students enrolled in Victoria University Distance courses to borrow books from the Library by post, arrange interloans from other libraries, and receive journal articles and book chapters by email.

How to request a book using Te Waharoa

  1. Go to Te Waharoa. Search for the book you would like to request.
  2. Click the “Find in Library” tab.
  3. Click “Sign-in for more options.” Sign in using your VUW ID and password.
  4. Click “Request”.
    For books with multiple volumes, find the volume you would like to request then click “Request”.
    You’ll be presented with an online form.
  5. Go to “Terms of Use.” Click the drop down menu then choose the loan period you require. For example 3 day loan or 4 weeks.
  6. Go to “Pickup Location.” Choose “Home Address.” The book will be posted to you.
    If “Home Address” does not appear as an option in pickup location, please contact lending-distance@vuw.ac.nz or phone 0800 700 002 and we will set this up for you.
  7. Choose your “Not Needed After” date.
  8. Click “Request” to send the form.

How to request an article or chapter using Te Waharoa

Digitization Requests can be placed for:

  • Articles from journals
  • Scanned copies from items held in the JC Beaglehole Room
  • Chapter requests

Requesting book chapters or pages from books:

  1. Go to Te Waharoa. Search for the book you would like to request a chapter or pages from.
  2. Click the “Find in Library” tab.
  3. Click “Sign-in for more options.” Sign in using your VUW ID and password.
  4. Click “Digitization.”
  5. To request a chapter, tick the “Partial” box.
  6. In the “Part to Digitize” section enter the page numbers or chapter title.
  7. Choose your “Not Needed After” date.
  8. Click “Request”. The chapter will be emailed to you.

Requesting journal articles or pages from a journal:

  1. Go to Te Waharoa. Search for the journal title you would like to request from.
  2. Click the “Find in Library” tab.
  3. Click “Sign-in for more options.” Sign in using your VUW ID and password.
  4. Click the name of the library that holds the journal you’re interested in. For example, Kelburn Library.
  5. Find the volume and issue that contains the article or pages you would like to request.
  6. Click “Digitization”.
  7. Tick the box for “Partial” digitization.
  8. In the “Part to Digitize” section enter the page numbers or article title.
  9. Choose your “Not Needed After” date.
  10. Click “Request”. The article will be emailed to you.