Apply for postal loans or photocopies
When completing this form, please make sure you:
- Are logged in to your University Google account
- Provide full details of the item you need
- Tick the Copyright Declaration
We will post items including books and photocopies out to students who live away from campus and are:
You can have up to five flexible loans via the Postal Loans Service at any one time.
If the item is on loan, we will request it and send it to you as soon as it is returned to us.
If you are on an online distance learning course, your department may cover the cost of a postal loan and photocopying. You can contact us to see if your department will fund this for you.
If your department doesn't cover the cost of postal loans, you'll need to pay a process fee per item.
The process fee will be added to your Library account when an item is sent to you.
The Library can provide copies of material that we only have available in print.
If you require material not held by the Library you can use the Interlending option on YorSearch.
To see when your items are due for return check your Library Account on YorSearch. A summary of your loaned items will also be sent to your University email account each Monday.
Return dates will shorten if an item is requested by someone else. You will receive an email stating the new return date if an item on loan to you is requested.
You will be given three or seven days to return the item from the date it was requested.
Further information about returning items, either in person or via post, is available. We recommend that you get proof of postage.
Remember, we charge fines for the late return of requested books, so if you have a problem with returns please contact us as soon as possible:
You may be eligible for a refund of postal charges if you’re currently on placement and have had to return a book by post as it was requested by another user.