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Home Loan Delivery

KU faculty, staff, authorized affiliates and students may request Home Delivery of KU Libraries materials through Retrieve from Shelf.

Requesting materials

  1. Find an item in Quick Search or the Catalog
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. In "Get It" (Quick Search) or "Recalls & Requests" (Catalog), choose "Retrieve from Shelf"
  4. "Home Loan Delivery" is currently the only "Deliver To" option
  5. Complete the formm, providing your current, preferred street address in the "Comments" field. You may also email your street address to ILLlend@ku.edu.

Delivery of materials

Materials will be sent via FedEx Ground. Delivery of materials may take one to two weeks.

Returning materials

Please observe the due dates on the materials sent to you. Patrons are responsible for materials at time of check out by the library staff until the safe return of materials to the library. The patron will be charged for any fees related to materials that are lost in the mail. It is strongly suggested that you insure any materials you return for at least $100. The postmark is considered the return date. Please mail to:

Home Loan Delivery
Interlibrary Loan – University of Kansas Libraries
Watson Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd Rm 210L
Lawrence, KS 66045-7544

For your convenience you will receive a printed KU Libraries Home Loan Delivery return label (which is not a pre-paid shipping label). Alternately, you may return books in a Walk-up Book Return.

Renewing materials

KU items may be renewed online, see Renewing Library Materials for more information. Renewing ILL items is sometimes possible. ILL renewals must be requested through the Interlibrary Loan office.


Contact Acquisitions & Resource Sharing
Watson Library, Rm 210
785-864-3960
acqrs@ku.edu
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