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Q: I am an online student. Can you mail a book to me?


Mailing Books to Students

The Library is not able to mail books to students.

If you're in the area, you can check out books in person from KSU, or you can pick up books from any other USG institution. You can also request books from any USG institution (including KSU) by using GIL Express and have them delivered to a USG school closer to you. You should bring your student ID card with you to pick up the book.

Distance students who do not have a KSU ID card may be able to check books out with a state-issued ID at other USG schools, but should contact the library first to make sure. All students must use their KSU ID to check books out at KSU Library locations.

Returning Books by Mail

The KSU Libraries will accept returned books that are received by mail. If you choose to mail a book to us, make sure to use the right mailing address, and address it to Attention: Access Services. Include a note with your name and KSU ID number with the book. Please package the book in a way to prevent damage such as in a bubble envelope or box. If you are mailing a book back to us, please plan ahead. You will be responsible for the book until it is received by the library, including for any late or lost book fees.

Instead of mailing a book back to us, you can also drop your KSU books off at any University System of Georgia school. Your books will be removed from your account and returned to KSU by the participating schools -- and you don't have to pay for postage!

​If you need to mail an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) book, please contact the ILL Office for instructions. The ILL Office can be reached at or 470-578-6002.


For more information about receiving books through the mail from the KSU Library System, please refer to our Library System Material Delivery to Individuals Policy​. If you have further questions you may contact the Check Out Desk at 470-578-6202. 

For more information about Distance Education through KSU, contact the Distance Learning Center at 470-578-7550.

For more information

For more help, call or visit one of our Check Out Desks:

Sturgis Library at Kennesaw (Ground Floor): 470-578-6202
Johnson Library at Marietta (First Floor): 470-578-7276

Last Updated

Last Updated

May 13, 2020


Research Help

Virtual In-Person (VIP) Reference 
Walk-up service for quick help at the library. Available at both campuses Monday - Thursday from 9a-5p.

Johnson Library: Library first floor, room 109, next to the Check-Out desk.
Sturgis Library: Library ground floor computer lab, across from the Check-Out desk, at the first workstation.

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