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Distance Learners: e Books/Postal Loan

e Book Supply/Postal Loan Service

This service may be used by registered distance learners to request books currently held in Middlesex University's Library stock (we are unable to post books acquired via the Inter-Library Loans service). 

Where possible, we will provide you with access to an e copy of your requested title. If an e copy is not available, we will post out a print copy.

Please note that you must register with us as a distance learner and receive an email confirmation of your registration, before placing requests on books.

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

If your registration has been confirmed and you wish to request a book to be supplied to you, please click on the link below for a guide to finding books in 'Library Search' (Library Search' replaces Summon and the Library Catalogue).

Searching for a book and placing a request in 'Library Search'

If you experience any problems with the UniHub login, help and advice is available via this link:-

Please contact us on if you encounter any of the following...

You are unable to place requests.

You have placed requests for postal loan and subsequently receive a system generated email advising that the item is awaiting collection from the library, please email us.

You have any other queries about your requests.

If we are unable to supply an e copy, a print copy will be retrieved from the shelf and brought to us for packing and dispatching and we will email you to let you know when it's on its way to you.

We extend the initial loan period to allow for postage time and return but any subsequent automatic renewals made by the system, will be for the usual loan period of the item.

Please note that there is no charge for a postal loan but you will have to cover the return postage costs. We advise you to obtain a certificate of postage (receipt/waybill etc).



  • Access to ebooks or postal delivery of print books from within the Middlesex University collection - No charge. Borrowers just pay for the postal return of print books.  
  • Electronic delivery of copies of journal articles and chapters of books not held within the Middlesex University collection i.e Document Supply service - £3 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 020 8411 6060(UK) 0044208 411 6060 (International) Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:50pm UK.