Internal mail

All Customers

Our staff and vehicles collect from and deliver to specific points around the University several times a day. Internal mail is sorted and prepared for distribution as soon as it arrives in the post room ready for delivery on the next round.

How to use internal mail

  • To ensure prompt delivery, please make sure you clearly address your mail. Always include a building name and use room numbers where possible. Avoid ambiguities in addresses by not including the School or Department where these are likely to be predominantly associated with a particular building that is not the intended destination.
  • You can find University addresses in Section A of the Calendar. Items going to the same address should be bundled using an elastic band.
  • If you are reusing an envelope, ensure you have deleted all previous addresses.
  • Place your items for collection in your departmental "internal out" tray. Alternatively, you can bring your mail directly to the post room. Staff in Whiteknights house can also place their internal mail in the mail chute in the lift lobby of each floor (not to be used for external mail, bundles or heavy/bulky items).
  • When organising a bulk internal mailing please always prepare it in Departmental bundles/boxes. The easiest way to to this is to order your address label print-outs in Departmental order and then keep them that way. If you manage your own database/spreadsheet for this purpose, it is as easy as setting the sort order before you print. If we receive any large unsorted internal mailing it will be put aside and sorted gradually. All other mail will be sorted as it comes in before we go back to any bulk unsorted items and all other Postal Services work will be given priority over them.

Our collection and delivery timetable

We collect from and deliver to all collection points across the University at least once a day according to the timetable below.

Please note, Postal Services collect and deliver internal mail as far as the building drop-off points. The University's Porters then collect and distribute the mail within buildings.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Location Delivery/collection times
1 Earley Gate (TOB 1various tennants) 1 11.36
2 -
3 -
4 15.32
2 Earley Gate (Design and Print Studio [DPS] and NCBE) 1 11.14
2 13.12
3 -
4 15.06
Agriculture 1 11.34
2
3 -
4 15.30
AMS/Knight 1 09.35
2 -
3 -
4 14.31
 Art 1 11.31
  15.27
Blackhorse House 1 10.03
2 -
3 -
4 15.12
Blackwells Bookshop 1 10.08
2 -
3 -
4 -
Blandford Lodge 1 11.13
2 -
3 -
4 14.49
Carrington Building 1 10.41
2 -
3 -
4 14.35
CEDAR, Hall Farm 1 -
2 13.27
3 -
4 -
Chaplaincy 1 10.01
2 -
3 -
4 -
Chemistry 1 10.15
2
3
4 15.11
Engineering 1 09.59
2 -
3 -
4 15.10
Estates & Facilities 1 09.38
2 -
3 -
4 14.46
Food Bioscience 1 10.17
2 -
3 -
4 15.13

Geography, Miller Building

(for Archaeology/Wager)

1 09.49
2 -
3 -
4 14.58
Greenlands Campus 1 -
2 -
3 12.40
4 -

Harbourne Building

(Lyle)

1 10.22
2 -
3 -
4 15.29
Harry Pitt (Psychology/Charlie Waller/ESSC) 1 11.27
2 -
3 -
4 15.17
Harry Pitt (Statistical Services Centre) 1 11.29
2 -
3 -
4 15.25
Henley Business School (Whiteknights Campus) 1 09.41
2 -
3 -
4 14.41
Hopkins Building 1 10.19
2 -
3 -
4 15.26
HUMSS Building 1 09.28
2 12.02
3
4 15.36
ICMA Centre 1 09.44
2 -
3 -
4 14.43
IT Services 1 09.53
2 -
3 -
4 15.03
JJ Thomson 1 10.12
2 -
3 -
4 15.19
Law, Foxhill House 1 10.33
2 -
3 -
4 15.56
Library 1 10.10
2
3 -
4 15.16

London Road Campus

(IOE)

1 10.59
2 -
3 -
4 15.44
Lyle Tower 1 10.22
2 -
3 -
4 15.29
Mathematics 1 09.57
2 -
3 -
4 15.07
MERL 1 10.57
2 -
3 -
4 15.42
Meteorology 1 11.25
2 -
3 -
4 15.15
Minghella Building 1 09.32
2 -
3 -
4 14.29
Old Whiteknights House 1 11.02
2 -
3 -
4 14.27
Palmer Building 1 11.08
2 -
3 -
4 14.33
Park House 1 10.03
2 -
3 -
4 15.12
Pharmacy 1 10.19
2 -
3 -
4 15.26
Plant Environment Laboratory, Shinfield 1 10.45
2 -
3 -
4 -
Pre-school 1 11.13
2 -
3 -
4 -
Randolph College 1 11.11
2 -
3 -
4 -
Reading Enterprise Centre 1 11.21
2 -
3 -
4 15.10
Reading University Employee Social Club 1 11.13
2 -
3 -
4 -
Science & Technology Centre 1 11.23
2 -
3 -
4 15.12

Sherfield Hall/

St Patricks/Benyon

1 10.51
2 -
3 -
4 15.20
Soil Science, Russell Building 1 09.51
2 -
3 -
4 15.01
St George's Hall/Wantage 1 11.04
2 -
3 -
4 15.38
Students' Union 1 10.05
2 -
3 -
4 -
URS/CEM 1 09.47
2 -
3 -
4 14.55
Walker Institute 1 11.34
2 -
3 -
4 15.30
Wantage Hall/St Georges 1 11.04
2 -
3 -
4 15.38
Whiteknights House 1 09.00
2 11.00
3 -
4 15.00
Zuckerman 1 10.25
2 -
3 -
4 -

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that Postal Services process and deliver up to 10,000 items of internal mail a day?

 

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