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Research Guides

Education Resources for Distance and Online Students: Receiving and Returning Print Books

This guide is intended to assist Education students at a distance or taking course online in accessing library resources and research materials

Get the Book


If, after doing a search in Primo, you find a print book that you'd like to look at, just make a request for it. We'll mail it to the address we have on file for you. To update your address, call 208-885-6559 or email

STEP 1. Click on the title of the item. 

STEP 2. In the "Get It" section, use the "Request UI owned item" link.

STEP 3: Select "UI Library" as pick-up location. We'll use the address that the university has on file for you to mail you the item.  Just hit "Request" and wait for you book!




Returning the Book

Students will receive a mailing label along with books they receive from the library. Simply use that label and mail the book back to us when you are finished with it. If you don't have a mailing label, please return books to the following address: 

University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2355
Moscow ID  83844-2355


*Coeur d'Alene Students

University of Idaho students in CdA can return their materials to the Molstead Library at North Idaho College at 1000 West Garden Avenue.  The library's hours can be found on their website. 


*Boise Students

Boise patrons have the option of picking up and dropping off books at the Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street, Boise. 

*Students near other Orbis Cascade Alliance Libraries (Summit)

Books from Orbis Cascade Alliance Libraries libraries (click link to see list) can be returned to any Alliance library regardless of where the books are from. The University of Idaho Library is a member of the Alliance; therefore, any UI Library book can be returned to any other Allilance library. Please ask if you have questions!