Returning materials

Information about how and where to return books and other resources to the University Libraries.

Book drop locations

Patrons with items checked out from the University of Minnesota Libraries can return items, including Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items, to exterior book returns at

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Other return options

Faculty & staff can also return items through Campus Mail, if their department is being served by Campus Mail.

University students, staff, and students living outside the 7-county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties) can contact Libraries staff to request a return mailing label.

U of M System (Crookston, Duluth, Morris) campuses are also able to take U of M Libraries books if you are near one of those locations.

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Media equipment and laptops

Patrons with SMART media equipment or CFANS/CBS laptops checked out from Magrath Library should schedule a drop off to ensure the security and safety of the items. Contact or

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Email us with any questions about returning library materials.

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