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Borrowing: Materials by Mail

Materials by Mail Policies

Distance education students, and students and faculty who reside outside of a 226_ _ zip code, may receive library items sent through the mail.  Please know, copies of pages or of an entire piece of work will not be emailed to you. That violates copyright laws. If you need access to a physical item in our collection, mailing it to you is the best option.


  • A maximum of 5 items will be mailed to you.
  • You will not have additional items mailed to you, until the other 5 have been checked in at the library.
  • You are responsible for the cost associated with mailing the items back.
  • Items must be received by the library prior to the due date. 

If you have any questions about receiving library materials at home, please contact Bridget Reddy.

How to Request Materials by Mail

1. Search for the book in WorldCat Discovery.

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2. On the search results page, click the title of the item you want.

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3. On the item's detailed record, click the blue Place Hold button. You will be prompted to log in to your library account.

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4. Once you've logged in, select Smith Library - By Mail as the pickup location and enter your mailing address.

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5. Click Submit to complete the request.

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We will gather your item(s), check them out to your account, and ship them to you. You will receive an email when the items have been checked out to your account. That email will contain the due date as well. 

Thank you!