Returning your library books

Stack of 3 books on table

As we’re moving closer to the end of the academic year, we’d like to share advice with you on how to return your library books. 

Please take any opportunity when you’re visiting campus to return books you no longer need, especially if you are leaving Kent this year or are going to be away from campus over the summer. Books you have borrowed can be reserved by other people, including during the vacation.

Your options for returning books

If you are visiting the Canterbury campus, you can use the external book drop at the Library Road Entrance without going into the Library. Please remember that to enter the library you need your KentOne card and to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

If you have left books in your campus accommodation, please email libraryhelp@kent.ac.uk with your details and the room address and we’ll arrange to have them picked up.

If you live in the Medway area, you can return Templeman Library books to the Drill Hall Library at the Universities of Medway campus.

Posting books: Royal Mail and some couriers offer a service to pick up your parcels from homeDepending on weight and volume, you could consider breaking up a large parcel into smaller ones. Whatever method you use, please make sure you get a receipt. 

Our postal address is:  

Book Returns, 
Templeman Library, 
University of Kent, 
Canterbury, Kent, 
CT2 7NU

If you’re unable to return your books by any of these methods, please get in touch with us and we’ll work out a solution with you.

Contact us

Please contact us if you need any help or advice around returning books or any other library or IT query. We know these are difficult times, and our staff are here to help and support you: 

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