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Returning Materials

Books from most Northwestern library locations (including books from Pritzker Legal Research Center, Schaffner Library, Galter Library, Mudd Library and Math Library) may be returned at the University (Main) Library's book drop. A drive-up book drop is located just North of Locy Hall in the Fisk Hall parking lot. 

Returning books by mail

If you are graduating or otherwise not returning to campus, 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 by filling out this form.

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

A sample form is provided to guide you.

Packing guidelines


If you have any questions about shipping or reimbursements, please email