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Distance Learners: Postal loan

Postal Loan

The Postal Loan service may be used by registered distance learners to request books currently held in Middlesex University Library stock. We are unable to post books acquired via the Inter-library Loans service. 

Please note that you must register with us as a distance learner and receive an email confirmation of your registration, before using the Postal Loan service.

If this process has not been completed, any books you request may go to our reservation shelves instead of to us for packing and dispatching.

If your registration has been confirmed and you wish a book to be posted to you, please follow these instructions:

Go to the Library Catalogue.

Find the book you need, click on the title to open the full record and click Request item.

Requesting a book

Login as prompted (You have the option of using your usual IT User ID and password or your M number and date of birth).

You should see your campus showing as Distance Learner. If you don't want a postal loan, select Hendon from the drop down menu.

If you have opted for postal delivery, please provide the first line of your preferred postal address and it's postcode, as shown below.

Request confirmation

Click Request and your reservation will have been placed. The book will be retrieved from the shelf and brought to us for packing and dispatching. We will email you to let you when it is on its way to you. We extend the initial loan period to allow for the post time and return but any renewals you make online will be for the usual loan period of the item.  Please note that you have to pay for return postage.



In line with procedures for on campus students, charges are made as follows:

  • Postal delivery of books from within the Middlesex University collection - No charge, borrowers just pay for the postal return of the book.  
  • Electronic delivery of copies of journal articles and chapters of books held with the Middlesex University collection - £2 per request.

In addition, there are charges for the late return of materials and they are recorded on your library account.

Please pay by card by phoning +44 (0)20 8411 6060 (Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm UK).