Distribution Services

Located in the maintenance building across from Key Control, 2601 Union Street. The office may be reached by calling 519-253-3000, extension 2017.

We no longer use Express Post.


  • Small domestic envelope $0.84
  • Large domestic envelope $1.79
  • Small USA envelope  $1.19
  • Large USA envelope  $2.68
  • Small International envelope $2.42
  • Large International envelope $5.71

Postage Weights 

  • 500 grams = $9.93 (USA) 
  • 500 grams = $4.97 (Canada/Ontario)

Rates as per published on the Canada Post website.

Distribution Services is open Monday through Friday from 1:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

All outside mail is received from the Downtown Post Office at approximately 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. The mail is then sorted and delivered with the inter-office mail. Please note that Canada Post picks up all outgoing mail at 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


An inter-university mail service (correspondence only) to other Ontario universities is available through the Mailroom at no charge.

Mail is picked up daily, Monday to Friday at the Leddy Library, only if the amount of mail being forwarded to a particular institution warrants a shipment. IUTS mail should be bundled and appropriately labelled, along with other campus mail.

For more information on the IUTS mail service, please visit the Council of Ontario Universities website for a list of participating universities and institutions.

Courier Services Available

(recommended Courier Services are UPS and Purolator for US and Canada)

For Canada and US Couriers Purolator Courier Information for Department (PDF format) and to open an account with Purolator Courier Quick Start Guide 

For International Couriers DHL Information for Department (PDF format)

For Canada and US  Couriers UPS Services https://www.ups.com/uis/create?loc=en_CA (please contact ext. 2016, 2017 or 2019 for user id and password login) 

For Canada and US Couriers FedEx (need to contact Rajeev Chawla at ext. 2854 to open an account) https://www.fedex.com/en-ca/home.html

Should a department have a large mailing (ie, envelopes, pamphlets, circulars, etc), please advise Distribution Services as far in advance as possible to ensure that sufficient postage is on hand. Also, please ensure that all envelopes are sealed and facing in the same direction (ie, letterhead and address facing the same way).

All courier pick up times are set from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm daily. 

The departmental name and return address must be included on all outgoing mail.

Please note that all mail must be sorted, bundled and sealed in your department as follows:

  • Campus Mail (interoffice)
  • Canadian
  • U.S.A.
  • International

When addressing campus mail, please include:

  1. the name of the intended recipient
  2. their faculty/department
  3. the building name and room number

Please use scotch tape to seal the envelopes and not staples.

If you have a large quantity of outgoing mail to be picked up (i.e. 4 or more bins), please call ext. 2017, 2016 or 2019 to arrange a special pick-up.

US Orders Shipping/Delivery Information

Orders being shipped from the US must be shipped to the US warehouse at the address below: 

14300 Henn Street
Dearborn, MI 48126

For customs clearance documentation, contact Evelyn St. Pierre, University Customs Clerk at ext. 2083. 


  • Personal mail and personal courier packages are not to be placed in interoffice campus mail, we ask you to place a prepaid postage stamp on the package and bring to distribution services.
  • All departmental outgoing mail requires the department name on the envelope in order to be mailed out. 
  • PO Box addresses not accepting any courier services (only Express Post).  Express Post is not available for usage. 
  • Receiving mail or courier packages should have a departmental name on it. 

Recycling of Batteries and Toners

Dispose of used batteries and/or cartridge toners by bringing to the Chemical Control Centre for recycling located in Room B-37C Essex Hall.

Aaron McGhee
Distribution/Courier Clerk
Ext: 2019

Seema Jagdale
Distribution Clerk
Ext: 2017