Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I return library books or materials? Can I return items without coming into the library?

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During COVID-19, all returned materials are quarantined for 1 day before being removed from your account. Fines will not apply during this time period.

At the Health Sciences Library, place library books or materials in the return slot located at the service desk in the Health Sciences Library, or in the return box outside the library entrance. 

At the Miller Nichols Library, place library books or materials in a return located:

  • At the Miller Nichols Library first floor entrance before you reach the staffed entrance table
  • In the wall to the left of the first floor Service Desk (as seen when facing the desk)
  • At the Music/Media service desk on the ground floor of the library

24-hour book return: The return box at the north entrance of Miller Nichols Library, inside the entrance vestibule, is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Place items in the box through the slot. You can enter the vestibule to return items without entering the library. 

The library offers returns outside the building for books and materials if needed because you are in a high-risk category for COVID-19. See the library's Accessibility page for details on setting up your account for outside pickup and returns and making requests.

Coronavirus Information
Due to the spread of COVID-19, all physical library facilities are closed until further notice. The library will continue to provide online resources and services only. FAQ answers regarding physical spaces or materials may not be correct for the duration of the COVID-19 situation.

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