Returning books


  • The books should be returned to the same Collection/Lending Desk from which they were borrowed.
  • The UWM University Library offers a possibility of returning books 24/7, by means of a dropbox.

The dropbox is located on the left side of the building, at the entrance to the Library (in front of the bus stop). We encourage the readers to use this option after previously reviewing the rules of using the dropbox.

Rules for using the dropbox in the UWM University Library

  1. The dropbox is used for returning borrowed books without the need to visit the Library. The use of the dropbox is considered as acceptance of these rules.
  2. The dropbox can be used only to return books borrowed from the University Library pursuant to the Rules and regulations governing the use of collections and services (Regulation No 71/2017 of the Rector of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, dated 10 July 2017).
  3. The user is obliged to gently insert the book into the dropbox. The books should be inserted one by one.
  4. The dropbox is available 24 hours a day.
  5. The books are removed from the dropbox at full hours during the Library opening hours, for the last time one hour before the closing time of the Library.
  6. The return of the book through the dropbox is recorded in the library system:\
    1. during the working hours of the Library - within one hour after removing the books from the dropbox;
    2. outside the working hours of the Library - within the first working hour of the nearest working day;
    3. in case of materials borrowed from branch libraries - by the end of the working day following the date of the return.
  7.  When returning a book using a dropbox, the user should be aware of the following:
    1.  in the event of an overdue return, the fee is charged at the moment of when the return is recorded in the library system and not at the time when the book is inserted into the dropbox;
    2. periodic changes to the working time of the Library (shortening or lengthening of opening hours, public holidays) affect, respectively, the times of taking books out of the dropbox and registering the return in the library system specified in points 5 and 6.
  8. If previously unrecorded damage or soiling of the returned books is found, the Library reserves the right to ask the user for explanation.
  9. After returning the books with the use of the dropbox, the users are obliged to verify the status of their account. Any concerns or complaints should be immediately reported to the Main Lending Desk (phone No. 89 524-51-66).
  10. The dropbox location is monitored. It is prohibited to insert any items other than library materials into the dropbox.