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Explains how to make use of some popular (and also some little-known) services at NGL

Return Reserves

Hourly or overnight reserve material must be returned to the Library Service Desk.

Return Items in a Book Drop

The Library has three book drops. Only books should be returned in the drops. Please do not use the book drops to return material that is damaged or appears fragile, as the drop and weight of other books may increase the damage. The book drops are located at: 

  • Outside on the patio at the Northeast corner of the Library, near the steps coming up from the parking lot (1st floor entrance). 
  • On the wall at the front of the Library next to the right main entrance door (2nd floor entrance).  
  • Inside the Library on the right side at the front of the Library Service Desk (2nd floor lobby).

Book drops are emptied regularly throughout the day. Books that are returned after the Library has closed will be checked in early the next business day, with a return date of the previous business day.

Return Items at SHSU-The Woodlands Center

Both regular loans and interlibrary loans (ILL) may be returned to the library services desk in the computer lab (room 315) at SHSU-The Woodlands Center, Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm. 

Return Items by Mail

Both regular loans and interlibrary loans (ILL) may be returned by mail using USPS library book rate with tracking at the address below. (Please write "Campus Box", NOT PO Box) 

Interlibrary Services 
Newton Gresham Library 
Sam Houston State University 
Campus Box 2179 
Huntsville, TX 77341 


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