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Returning Materials

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
ATTN: Circulation
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 business.library@northwestern.edu.

A sample form is provided to guide you.

Packing guidelines

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If you have any questions about shipping or reimbursements, please email library@northwestern.edu.