Door to Door Delivery

University of Huddersfield

Door to Door Delivery

If you are unable to come to the library in person, we can send books and journal articles to your home or work address in return for a small charge.

You can use the Door to Door Delivery Service if you are any of the following:

  • part-time students
  • students on work placement
  • sandwich year students
  • students with disabilities
  • students resident outside the Huddersfield postcode area
  • university staff (by prior arrangement)

Books are sent by Recorded Delivery, which requires a signature on receipt. Journal articles and book chapters are supplied by e-mail as PDF files.

We aim to process requests on the day of receipt if we receive them before 14:00.

How do I request a Door to Door Delivery?

You can make requests by submitting the relevant online request form:

...or by:

  • telephone: 01484 472044
  • email:

Please provide as full and accurate details as possible and remember to quote the barcode number on your campus id card.

How much does it cost?

The following charges apply:

  • Each book loan: £5.00
  • Each journal article or book chapter: £2.00

If you want to pay by debit/credit card over the phone please note the minimum payment is £5.00. Alternatively charges can be added to your library record to pay at your next visit.

What can I request using Door to Door Delivery?

Please use Summon to check whether the items that you wish to request are available.


Only ordinary loan copies of books from the Main Lending Collection can be borrowed via Door to Door Delivery.

Due to current loan regulations books can only be posted to UK addresses. If we do not stock a title you require we can generally obtain a copy via the Inter-Library Loans service and then send you a copy of up to one chapter from a book.


Most of the library's journal articles are available online via Summon, but if you need a copy of an article we only have in print, you can request it using this service.

You may request journal articles subject to copyright limits, i.e. only one article from a specific issue of a journal title.

If you request articles from journals that are not held in the Library and Computing Services, we will obtain them for you via the Inter-Library Loans service.

Loan and return of books

We use your campus ID card number to issue all books that are sent out to you.

The loan period includes a few extra days to allow for the time taken for delivery.

Normal loan regulations apply to the books that you have borrowed via the Door to Door Delivery Service and you are responsible for returning books by the date due.

If you intend to return a book by post, we recommend that you do so by Recorded Delivery.

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last updated: Fri 07/Jul/2017 at 1:33pm