Distance Requests

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

Eligibility for Distance Service

Anyone who is enrolled in a Victoria University Distance course has access to the Distance Service. Postgraduates who live outside Wellington can also apply for access.
More information about this service is available on the Distance Students page.

How to request a book using Te Waharoa

  1. Go to Te Waharoa. “Sign in” as “VUW Students and Staff” at the top right-hand corner of this page.
  2. Search for the book you would like to request.
  3. Select “Request”.
  4. For books with multiple volumes, find the volume you would like to request then select “Request”.
  5. Go to “Terms of Use.” If a drop down menu appears, choose the loan period you require.
  6. For example 3 day loan or 4 weeks
  7. Go to “Pickup Location.” Choose “Home Address.” The book will be posted to you.
  8. 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.
  9. Choose your “Not Needed After” date.
  10. Select “Request” to complete your request.

How to request an article or chapter using Te Waharoa

Digitization Requests can be placed for:

  • Articles from journals
  • Chapter requests

Requesting book chapters or pages from books:

  1. Go to Te Waharoa. “Sign in” as “VUW Students and Staff” at the top right-hand corner of this page.
  2. Search for the book you would like to request a chapter or pages from.
  3. Select “Digitization.”
  4. Enter the “Chapter/Article Title”, “Start page” or “End page”.
  5. Choose your “Not Needed After” date.
  6. Select “Request”. The chapter will be emailed to you.

Requesting journal articles or pages from a journal:

  1. Go to Te Waharoa. “Sign in” as “VUW Students and Staff” at the top right-hand corner of this page.
  2. Search for the journal title you would like to request from.
  3. If more than one Library appears, select the name of the library that holds the journal you are interested in. For example, Kelburn Library.
  4. Find the volume and issue that contains the article or pages you would like to request.
  5. Select “Digitization”.
  6. Enter the “Chapter/Article Title”, “Start page” or “End page”.
  7. Choose your “Not Needed After” date.
  8. Select “Request”. The article will be emailed to you.