Returning Library Materials

Most materials may be returned to any ASU Library location, regardless of which library they were checked out from. Interior book returns are located near the Information and Check Out Desk at each library.

If you are not able to come to an ASU campus, you may ship back to the library.  We recommend using FedEx Ground service, which provides $100 default insurance.  Please keep the tracking information in case there are questions about the returns.  Please use the following shipping address:  Noble Library, 601 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287-1006 

For information on returning materials that were shipped to you, vist our Personal Delivery page.

Interior Return Required
Course Reserves Course Reserve materials must be returned to the Information and Check Out Desk of the library where they were checked out.
Multimedia Materials Multimedia materials (DVD, VHS, etc.) must be returned to an ASU Library Information and Check Out Desk or Interior Media drop in order to prevent damage to the material due to severe heat or other heavier materials falling upon them.
Interlibrary Loan* ILL materials must be returned to any ASU Library Information and Check Out Desk, except for the ASU Law Library.

*  If you would like to return your Interlibrary Loan materials, you may at this time be able to return these items to the exterior book returns at Hayden Library or Noble Library (Tempe campus), Downtown Phoenix campus Library (on the south side of UCENT on Polk Street), Fletcher Library (West campus) or the Polytechnic campus Library.  This is outside of the libraries' normal processes that require items lent through the Interlibrary Loan process due to the limited access caused by Covid-19 protocols.

If you do return your item(s) to the exterior book returns, please make sure the book strap which contains the information needed to credit the return is in place.  If the item is fragile or could be damaged by other materials dropping on it, please wrap the material in bubble wrap or place in a large envelope to protect it.

 

Exterior Book Return Locations (print items only)
Downtown Phoenix campus

On the south side of the University Center (UCENT) on Polk Street (map)

 

Polytechnic campus

On the corner of Innovation Way West and Tiburon Ave (near the Quads)

At the east entrance to the Center Building

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Tempe campus

Hayden Library at the top of the stairs to the courtyard, to the west of the elevator (map)

Noble Library to the east of the front entrance (map)

Design and the Arts Library, outside the entrance to the library on the first floor of the Design North building. (Building access restricted to Design School students overnight) (map)

West campus Fletcher Library outside the east entrance (available only when Fletcher Library is closed)
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Page updated August 26, 2020