Book Mailing Policy

University of Denver books may be mailed to students and faculty who qualify.


This service is available to distance education students, students who are unable to make it to campus, and faculty during absences from campus. This service is able to mail material from items located in Main Stacks, Main Stacks Oversize, Music Stacks, and Hampden Stacks. Short-term loan items (phone chargers, computer chargers, etc.) will not be eligible for mailing. No material from the DU Law Library or the Iliff School of Theology Library will be eligible for mailing.

There are a number of other services offered by University Libraries that help facilitate the borrowing of material that may be more timely and convenient for patrons.

In Colorado

Those patrons interested in receiving books that are located in Colorado should first check to see if your local public library participates in Prospector. Material is easier to request, is delivered more quickly, and the patron is not responsible if an item is lost in the mail.

Outside Colorado

Outside of Colorado, the University of Denver participates in a number of on-site borrowing reciprocity agreements. This means you can take your University of Denver ID and borrow material from other University Libraries around the country. Click here to see a complete list of libraries that have on-site borrowing reciprocity agreements with the University of Denver.


This service is available to current distance education students and faculty members conducting research away from the University of Denver. This service will not be extended to alumni or to non-DU affiliated patrons of University Libraries. Patrons with any overdue material or fines on their library account are ineligible to use the mailing service.

Additional patrons may participate in this program if extenuating circumstances make traveling to campus impossible. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Unit at or 303-871-2497 to discuss an extenuating circumstance and to see if you qualify for this service.


All circulation notices for material will be sent via email. If the University of Denver does not have a valid email on file for a patron, that patron will be unable have books mailed to them.

Delivery of Material

The library will mail material to patrons via FedEx. Patrons are responsible for material once it leaves the library. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Unit at or 303-871-2497 if you would like to pay for trackable shipping.

Electronic Article/Chapter Delivery

Requesting scanning for articles and book chapters not available through University Libraries' catalog should be submitted via Interlibrary Loan. University owned materials may also be scanned, within the limits of copyright.

How to Request Material

Material will need to be requested through the patron's Interlibrary Loan account. Patrons will place a request for the item and insert a note requesting that the item be mailed to them. If the address the patron wants the item mailed to differs from the home address on file with the University of Denver, the patron will need to provide that as well. Requests for materials to be mailed will only be taken through the patron's Interlibrary Loan account.

Requested material will be checked out to the patron, then shipped via FedEx. Library staff will send prompt email messages regarding any material that cannot be located, or that cannot be shipped due to size or condition.

Checkout Length

Material will be checked out to patrons for a single 12-week period. The 12-week period includes mailing time to the patron and back to the library. There will be no renewals for mailed material. This material will not be subject to recall by other patrons during the checkout period. However, material may be recalled by library staff if needed by course reserves for a specific class. Efforts will be made to find alternatives before recalling the item needed by course reserves. Overdue fines accumulate at $0.50 per day past the due date.

How to Return Material

Patrons must mail back checked-out material before the due date of the item. Please keep in mind shipping times when mailing back material as it relates to the due date. Patrons have the option of using trackable shipping or regular mail. Patrons are responsible for the item until it is received at the library. Material should be returned to:

Anderson Academic Commons
C/O Interlibrary Loan Unit
2150 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80208


Patrons are responsible for shipping material back to the library at their own expense.

Questions and Further Information

Questions or requests for additional information may be made by contacting the Interlibrary Loan Unit at or 303-871-2497.