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Postal Loans

A free Postal Loans service is available for current Warwick staff and students.

  • Please allow up to 10 days for the delivery of your books
  • The Library reserves the right to temporarily withdraw this service if we are unable to keep up with demand
  • Only Standard Loan books may be borrowed
  • We are unable to send Reference, 3 Day Loan or DVDs
  • We are also unable to send books if they are required by other borrowers, as standard loans automatically change to 3 Day Loans when holds are placed on them
  • Books may be recalled at any time. If you have borrowed a book which is then recalled, you will not be able to renew it. If a book is recalled you will receive an email from the Library asking you to return it. The new return date will be shown on the Recall email and may be earlier than the original due date.

Please note:

  • Due to the on-going situation we have currently withdrawn our paid service as the free service is now open to all staff and students
  • If an e-book is available on the catalogue we will not be able to process your request, unless the e-book does not meet your accessibility needs
  • The service does not cover Alumni members or external members of the library

Alternative options

Postal loans are still subject to recall and may take up to 10 days for delivery. Please consider the following alternative services which may meet your needs quicker:

Proxy borrowing

The proxy borrowing service allows another member of staff or student at Warwick to borrow books on your behalf at the Helpdesk. Please be aware that all books and any charges accrued remain your responsibility.

RNIB Bookshare

Students with a print disability are able to access RNIB Bookshare, an online catalogue of educational texts in accessible formats. Eligibility includes visual impairment, autism, AD(H)D, dyslexia, dyspraxia or a physical disability which affects the use of print material.

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Privacy notice

The data on this form relates to your submission of a postal loan request. The request will be stored, but will not be used for any purpose other than administering and recording your postal loan request. To fulfil your request, we may need to supply some of your personal information with a third party (courier service).

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University's Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. If you wish to submit a data subjects rights request, make a complaint or report a suspected personal data breach, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer by email at

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