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Library Services and Resources for Summer Online Courses: Returning Borrowed Library Materials

How to Return Books to Musselman Library

Students returning to campus in Fall 2022

  • Musselman Library materials can be brought back when you return to campus in August 2022.  Overdue fines will not be charged.  Replacement charges will only be applied to items not returned by September 1.
  • Interlibrary loan items should be shipped back to Musselman Library so they can be returned to the lending library.  See below for shipping procedures.

Students not returning to campus in Fall 2022

  • Please ship books back to Musselman Library.
  • You can request a pre-paid UPS shipping label by writing to circ_email@gettysburg.edu
    • Include in the message your mailing address and total weight of the items.
    • If you have multiple items, please wait until you are finished with all of them so they can be returned in a single shipment.
  • If you received multiple items over the course of the summer, you can combine them in one package for return.  You can use any of the return labels included with those items instead of requesting a new one.  Affix any of the pre-paid labels to the package, and discard the rest.
  • Interlibrary Loan returns can be included with Musselman Library books.
  • Rented textbooks SHOULD NOT be included with library books or shipped to the library.  Musselman Library books have a call number on the spine.
  • Packaging and shipping instructions:
    • Pack books in a sturdy box
    • Use newspaper or other packing material to fill extra space
    • Padded mailing envelopes can be used for a single book, but please use a box if you are returning more than one item.
    • After packaging your items and applying the pre-paid label, take the package to a UPS store near you or schedule a pickup.

Questions? Email circ_email@gettysburg.edu for assistance.