The Libraries will be closed on the 25th April for Anzac Day


Nelson Public Libraries operates an inter-library (or interloan) service. This service enables library members to borrow an item from another library in New Zealand, when that item is not held in our own collections.

What you can borrow on interloan:

  • Books
  • Some music CDs and educational DVDs
  • Articles from periodicals (photocopied or scanned)
  • Talking Books (for the print disabled only)

Charges and loan periods

  • A charge is made for all interloans (except for talking books for the print disabled). The charge will vary ($5-$20) depending on where we source the material.
  • Interloans have an issue period of 3 weeks.

For more information, see our Interloans Policy

To obtain an interloan

You can check out what other New Zealand Libraries hold in their collections, using the New Zealand Libraries' Catalogue.