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Returning Materials & Book Return Locations

Some Availability COVID-19 Update: Some book returns are open. See below for details. If there are any questions, please email suzzcirc@uw.edu.


    Books and media, including Summit and Interlibrary Loan materials, may be returned to the following UW Libraries book returns at any time and on any day.

    Open Book Return Locations

    UW Bothell/Cascadia College Campus

    • Drive up book return accessible from Campus Way NE (map)

    • Library building exterior book return accessible from the Promenade level

    UW Seattle Campus

      Gallagher Law Library

          • Drive up and walk up accessible from Memorial way (map)

        Health Sciences Library

            • Drive up accessible from Columbia Road (map)

              Suzzallo and Allen Libraries

                    • Drive up accessible from Skagit Lane (map)
                    • Walk up accessible by Grant Lane next to Allen South (map)

                    UW Tacoma Campus

                    • Drive up book return accessible from the C-Street turnaround by Gillenwater Plaza (map)

                    Keep in mind

                        • Computers and calculators should NOT be returned in any book return.

                        • Items will be quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours. Because of quarantine, materials may take up to five days to be removed from your account.

                        • Library materials may also be returned by mail. Material sent via the mail will be checked in when it is received by the Libraries and is the responsibility of the borrower until that time. Please allow time for mailing and delivery. Send to:

                        Central Circulation Services
                        University of Washington
                        Box 352900
                        Seattle, Washington 98195-2900