Answered By: Anne Archer
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2020     Views: 93

We are able to post our print books to students on Distance Learning Programmes in mainland UK and Northern Ireland.

The Library pays for outward postage of printed books. You are responsible for the return postage costs.You can choose on the request form to have the item posted to your home, work or other address.

What to do:

  • Check to see if we have the print book available within our collections by using Library Search.
  • If it's in stock, send an email entitled Distance Learning Request with full details of the book (author, title, edition, date, shelfmark) and your contact details including course, smartcard number and full postal address to
  • If the book is on loan to another user, please make a hold (reservation) yourself by logging into LibrarySearch, searching for the book and clicking Locations/Request and Hold.
  • Once you are notified by email that the Hold book has been returned for you, send an email as above, but explaining the book is on hold under your name. Please note that if the item you require is out on loan it may take a few weeks before it is available for you.

You may borrow books for a maximum of 20 weeks, although you will be asked to return items sooner if they are requested by another reader. You will receive an email indicating the new return date.

Please note: Although you can't access our print resources from overseas, if you come to Newcastle during your course, you will also be able to borrow books from our print collections.

Items not available in Newcastle University Library can be requested for you via the Inter-Library Loan service, however books and other loanable items CANNOT be posted to you and have to be collected in person.