Get Books Delivered Straight to Your Door with the New Library Drone Delivery Service!

The Library is excited to announce our revolutionary new drone delivery system.

In an effort to improve our Customer Service even further, we’re launching a new service for book reservations.

When you place book reservations online you can now select to have these delivered straight to your door via drone!

Books will arrive within one hour – perfect for completing those last minute deadlines.

Here’s how to use the service:

On the Library website simply select an address and press ‘Deliver’ rather than reserve. Then just sit back and wait!

Additional items ordered within 15 minutes of placing your initial reservation will be delivered in the same package, meaning you only have to sign for one delivery.

You can add new addresses under the ‘My Account’ section.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept returns via the drone system so these will have to be returned in person.


The University is the first to offer this kind of service and we will be working with other Universities to help them implement this system into their Libraries.

Ian Snowley, Dean of Student Learning Development at the Library said “We are so pleased to announce this revolutionary new service which will benefit student learning immensely. The Library staff have been working tirelessly, training to fly these drones, and their hard work is finally coming to fruition.”


You can view our launch video here:

Currently the service is only available within the Lincoln area but we are looking to expand our delivery area to bring this service to our long-distance users.

The library does not accept any responsibility for any injury or damages that may result from the drone delivery service. Use service at your own risk. 


April Fools!

Unfortunately Drone Delivered reservations are still a little way into the future.

You can still reserve your books online though! You’ll receive an email informing you when they are available to collect.

Books can be collected on the ground floor, in the room near the laptop loan lockers. Books are held for 3 days.

If you are looking for instant text access then make sure you check out our growing collection of ebooks. You can find out more here