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Distance Learners: Lincoln International Business School

Information on the Library and the resources available to you as a distance learning student at the University of Lincoln

Postal loans

Distance learners can request up to 4 items at a time via the postal loan service. Items can be posted to addresses in the UK only and are sent using Royal Mail Signed For to the address on your Library account.*  

The Library is unable to post Inter-Library Loan requests outside the UK.

If you use the postal loan service, you are responsible for the books from the point that you receive them until they are checked back into the Library so it is recommended that you return them via a postal tracking service.

*If you need to change your address please email

How long can I borrow a book for?

The library has the following loan types:

Four week loan General reading
One week loan Reading list and high demand books
Reference For use in the Library

You should only be sent either a four week or one week loan. If you are sent a one week loan it will initially be issued to you for four weeks and then the automatic renewal will revert back to one week.  Four week loans may be recalled so please keep an eye on your university email account as any recall or renew notification will be sent there.

Please note your book will automatically renew unless it is in high demand and has been reserved by another user.  

You will be sent an email 2 days before the due date to state whether the item has been renewed.

The book will not renew if:

  • the book has been reserved by another user;
  • you owe £10 or more in fines and/or charges
  • it is an inter-library loan

Failure to return a reserved item by the due date given will incur a 50p per day late return fine.  

Visiting the Library?

Management books can be found on the 2nd floor of the University Library:

658   General management
658.1   Organization and financial management
658.5   Management of production
658.7   Management of materials


If you are looking for a specific book search for it via the Library website

The Library website will tell you if a book is available and where you can locate it on the shelf. 

If you need help, ask at the Library desk on the ground floor.

Requesting postal loans

Before requesting a postal loan, please check if we have an electronic version. We encourage students to use e-books but if this is not feasible please request the item via the Library website.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the 'My Account' tab and select 'Students and staff'
  3. Type your student email address (studentID and your Blackboard password into the relevant boxes
  4. Once logged on, type keywords into the search box - if you are looking for a specific book type in keywords from the title and/or the author's surname (if known)
  5. Click on Search
  6. Click on the book that you are interested in
  7. Click on Reserve this item
  8. Select to collect from the University Library.  

Please note: books will automatically be sent out in the post to Distance Learners.  If you do not want your books posted you will need to place a reservation and then email to inform them that you would like to collect.