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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.

Where possible, we will provide you with access to an e copy of your requested title.

If an e copy is not available, we would usually post out a print copy.

Due to the COVID-19 situation however, we have limited access to the Library and are therefore unable to supply physical items from our stock.

As requests have been suspended on the system, if there is an item in our stock you wish to see, please contact us directly via our email address ( and if an e copy is available we will try to arrange access for you.

If we are unable to supply an e copy, you may wish to contact your Liaison Librarian to discuss alternative titles.

Please note that you must register with us as a distance learner and receive an email confirmation of your registration, before we can supply you with a link to an e book/postal loan.



  • 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 - Usually £3 per request but due to the COVID-19 situation, charges are suspended for the time being.

In addition there are normally charges for the late return of materials, which are recorded on your library account but these are also suspended at the moment due to Covid-19.

When charges do stand, you can pay by card by phoning 020 8411 6060(UK) 0044208 411 6060 (International) Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:50pm UK.