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Ask a Librarian: Returning Library Material

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How do I return Library material I have borrowed?

You may return Library material that you have borrowed in the following ways:

  • in person at any Unisa Branch Library
  • by post
  • by commercial courier service
  • audio-visual material borrowed from the Muckleneuk Library must be returned to the Lending Counter of the Audio-Visual Collection and not at any other service point.

IMPORTANT: Library material should be handed in at the Library and nowhere else. Books may not be posted in the assignment boxes.

Please do not return audio-visual material together with books. Please post or courier these items separately.

Always ask the Library employee on duty at the Lending Counter for a receipt. Keep all your receipts together in a safe place as proof of return.

An additional note about courier services: A courier service provided by a private company, for a fee, is available between the Main Library in Pretoria and the following Branch Libraries: Akaki Campus, Ethiopia/ Cape Town (Free)/ Durban/ Polokwane/ Unisa Regional Offices in Bloemfontein, East London, Kimberley, Mthatha and Nelspruit/ Morula Community Library in Mabopane/ Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Campus) in Port Elizabeth and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Vista Campus) in Port Elizabeth.

Where are the courier service points?

A comprehensive list of courier service points is available under the FAQs page for Lending Services on the Library's home page. Under Delivery of requested material click on the plus sign beside Courier services.