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Attention Covid-19 adjustments to Library services

Requesting books from stock (UK addresses only)

If you are unable to visit the library because you are self-isolating or studying at home, you can use the Distance Learners Document Delivery Service to request a copy of a journal article or book chapter, or to request a book to be sent to you by post (UK and Ireland addresses only).

We encourage you to take advantage of our online resources where you can, but if you are a Distance Learner, we can despatch books we hold in stock to UK or Ireland addresses by post. Delivery times will depend on overall demand. Requests are dealt with in strict order of arrival.

Books are normally despatched as due back after four weeks for our Standard loan items.  At times of peak demand this may be shortened to 7 days: we will email you if your loan needs to be returned early and your co-operation is requested to ensure an equitable service to all our users. Please read the full terms and conditions before making a request.

Please submit your request using the online request form. Note that the first time you use this service you will need to fill in a registration form. 

Books from stock are posted out to you free of charge on the understanding that you are responsible for their safe return. We recommend you return books by Special Delivery or ParcelForce Express48 as this provides proof of postage and cover for any items lost in the post.

Please address the parcel to:

Distance Learning Document Delivery Service
The University of Portsmouth Library
Cambridge Road
P01 2ST

Important warnings

If you have any questions about membership of the University Library, please email library@port.ac.uk or phone 023 9284 3228