If you are away from campus, we can send you books via our postal loans service. There is no charge for the service (the cost of posting items to you will be met by the Library).
The Library does not post items to Southampton (SO14, SO15, SO16, SO17, SO18 and SO19) or Winchester (SO22 and S023) postal addresses, unless you have accessibility needs or other mitigating circumstances that prevent you from collecting items from our libraries - please contact us for further information. This applies to items held in the Library and those requested for inter-library loans. If you live in Southampton, you can select your preferred collection point from any of our four libraries located in Southampton and Winchester.
Inter-library loan items and print items we hold in the library are sent 2nd class, unless another postal method is specified for purposes such as insurance or international transportation.
We can post items within the UK (excluding Southampton and Winchester postal addresses) and to international addresses.
We aim to dispatch postal loans / requests within two working days of receiving your request.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If you are a UK-based member of the University of Southampton you can use our tracked postal return service to return library books. This is funded by the University and you will not have anything to pay.
This service is also open to UK-based students, academics and postgraduate researchers who have left the University. The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not covered by this service.
Please click the Collect+ link and enter your email address. This will generate a postal returns label for you to print. Please securely wrap your book(s), attach the returns label and take the parcel to one of the 7,500 drop-off locations.
Please keep your proof of posting receipt until Collect+ have acknowledged receipt of your items. There is no limit to the number of books you can send in one parcel.