Request Photocopies of Books Chapters for Part-time and Distance Students

This service enables students studying part-time or by distance learning only, to have photocopies of book chapters posted to any address in the UK or abroad.
To use this service you will need to register. Please print off and complete this form then post it to:

Postal Loans Service
Library and Student Centre
Room L230
University of South Wales
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL

You will receive an e-mail to confirm acceptance of your access to this service.

If you have an enquiry about the service then please email lrcpostenq@southwales.ac.uk

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I have any book chapter posted?
We can only send copies of book chapters from books that are in stock at USW libraries.

How do I know which books are held in the Library?
You can check the library catalogue FINDit

How much can I have photocopied from a book?
We can copy one chapter or 10% from any book, whichever is the greater.

How much will it cost me?
The cost is £1.00 for each request.

Please note that if you have fines or charges amounting to £10.00 or more, then you will not be unable to use this service until payment has been made.

How do I pay for this service?
The total will be added to your library account and you can pay us once you have received the photocopy(ies):

  • By phone by debit/credit card for amounts over £3.00 on 01443 483400.
  • By cheque for amounts below £3.00; please make it payable to the University of South Wales and post to the address above.
  • By cash/card payment at any of our four USW libraries.#

Please ensure that you include your USW student number with all correspondence.

How do I make a request?
You can print out and complete the request form and then send it to the address at the top of this page.

These request forms must be signed and posted to comply with copyright law.

How long will it take?
This will depend on the availability of the item but we will aim to deal with your request within two working days. You will be contacted via e-mail if there is likely to be a delay in delivery.

Please remember that if you live abroad then it may take more time due to the postal system.