Research Assistance

Databases and e-books

Follow this link to access our research databases

Moodle resource guides

Follow this link to access additional resource guides on Moodle


An interloan or inter-library loan service is available through the Tai Poutini Polytechnic Library network. If the TPP libraries are unable to supply the book, journal article, or other resource you require from its own collections (either in hard copy or electronically), we will try to borrow the item from another library on your behalf. This is a free service, as long as the resource you need is related to your course studies.

Please ask library staff if you think you need something on interloan. We will first check to make sure that it is not available through our own resources; if not, we will place a request through the National Library’s interloan service. Most journal /newspaper articles will be emailed to you within a day or two. Books and theses generally take a few days to arrive from the lending library, but you will usually be able to borrow these items for about 3 weeks.