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Please see this Guide to Modified Services for Summer 2021

Library DIY

I live far away from Northwestern and need library materials.

Off-campus students (including PSEO, Adult Undergraduate, and Graduate) may request to have books sent to your home.

1. First, be sure that you have requested the books to be sent to Northwestern. (View the Requesting Items tutorial for instructions on how to request books.)

2. Once you receive an email confirming that the books you have requested are AVAILABLE for pickup, reply to the email and state that you would like the books to be shipped to your home. 

3. The books will be sent to you via U.S. Mail. 

4. There is no charge for having books mailed to your home, though you are responsible for returning the books to the library.

Library Contact Information

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: Reference Desk: (651) 286-7708; Toll free: (888) 283-0812
  • Online chat