Ship to Patron

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What is Ship-to-Patron and who can use it?

The library will ship items that can be borrowed to CU student, faculty, and staff members who live at least 45 minutes from CU.

How do I make a request?

If you need an item shipped, please fill out this form or contact the library at

How do I get my item?

If the item is available, the library will retrieve the item, check it out to the patron, and have it shipped to the patron’s address.

What does it cost?

Our shipping service is free for patrons. The library will cover the postage to send items to the patron and the postage to return items to the library.

What else do I need to know?

  • The patron must allow the library 24 hours from the time of the request, not including Saturdays and days closed, to prepare the item to ship.
  • The Manuel Library cannot handle international shipping.
  • The standard checkout period is 7 weeks.
  • Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for patrons with disabilities.