Book and Article Delivery for Distance Learners

Request all the books and articles you need with the form below. The materials need not be in the NC State University Libraries; we will borrow them from other libraries if we don't have them. There are no charges for these services.

Delivery speed depends on where we need to go to fulfill your request.

  • Books in the Libraries will be sent immediately via UPS 2-day delivery (Fed Ex for international shipping) to students registered in NC State distance learning courses.
  • Articles will be posted on a website for you. If we find your request at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central, or Duke universities, expect 2-4 extra days. If we have to go further afield, we will get materials in approximately 2 weeks.
  • To see if libraries at NC State, UNC-CH, NCCU, or Duke have the materials you are looking for, check our catalog.
  • How to return books: Domestic shipping is done via UPS 2-day delivery. You will receive a printed UPS return label. Attach that label to the package. You do not pay for return shipping.

If you have questions about your request, contact the Libraries Tripsaver staff:

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