Books from Northwestern libraries as well as interlibrary loan books checked out through Northwestern may be returned at the University (Main) Library's book drops. A drive-up book drop is located just North of Locy Hall in the Fisk Hall parking lot.
Returned books are quarantined prior to being handled by staff - it may be up to a week before materials are removed from your account.
Returning books by mail
You may return books by mail to
Northwestern University Libraries
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60201
Shipments within the United States
For shipments within the United States, get a prepaid UPS shipping label. Fill out the request form here.
Shipments from outside the United States
For shipments outside the U.S., please use a trackable mail service and save your receipts. Request reimbursement by completing the Visitor Expense Report Form and emailing it, along with your receipts, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Use a sturdy box.
- Place heaviest books at the bottom of the box.
- Fill empty spaces with packing paper so books can't move during transit.
- Reinforce box seams with packing tape.
If you have any questions about shipping or reimbursements, please email email@example.com.