Terms & conditions for postal loans service
What can be supplied:
- Books that are in stock
- Scans/photocopies of articles from journals or chapters from books which are in stock in print format
- Scans/photocopies of items not in stock obtained from other libraries
What cannot be supplied:
- Whole books from other libraries as we cannot post these on. You may still apply for an interlibrary book loan, but you will need to collect it from the University of Portsmouth Library
NB Requests are usually bound by copyright restrictions (one chapter or up to 5%, whichever is greater).
Using this service means you'll need to allow time for the return of items on loan and/or delivery of items. If you are working to a tight deadline, please contact your Faculty Librarian or Subject Enquiry Team for advice on possible alternatives.
Our form of delivery requires a signature on receipt so you may need to collect books if no-one is available to sign for them. We will however deliver to any address you nominate on your request form if your workplace, friend or relative is willing to sign on your behalf.
If you have any questions about this service please phone 023 9284 3228 or email email@example.com
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 48 as this provides proof of postage and cover for any items lost in the post.