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Support for off-site customers

Most of our online resources are available from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection. However, if you work or study off-site, we offer a service to help you access our printed stock as well. 

This service is available to all registered part-time students, full-time students who are on a placement, and academic staff primarily based off campus. 

We will post books and other printed materials to you

You can still borrow books, journals and reports from our stock if you can’t find them online.

We will post them to any UK or ROI address using the Royal Mail's Special Delivery service. You will need to sign for them when they arrive, so you might prefer to use your work address. 

To make a postal request:

  • Find and reserve the item you want in Library Search
  • Wait for an "Item available" email and respond with your current postal address. 

You can mail books back to us or return them in person. To return books by mail, we recommend you using registered post. Items are your responsibility until they are safely returned to us.

Return your books to:

Barrington Library
Cranfield University
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Shrivenham 
SN6 8LA

We will scan and email single journal articles, book chapters or conference papers

If you only need to read a single journal article, book chapter or conference paper from our stock (and it isn't available online), we can scan and email it to you.

Please check we hold the item in stock using Library Search first and then complete our online form: Scan it for me! Request an item to be scanned

Don’t forget we are here to help you!

Our Support Off Site team or your Information Specialist will be happy to give you advice online or over the phone. Please get in touch.

Related areas

Interlibrary loans
If you cannot find the item that you need in our printed stock or online, we can try to get it from another library for you.

Using other libraries
You can join the SCONUL Access scheme to visit other university library services nearer to your home.