Delivery & Returns

Orders are despatched within 1-5 working days from receipt.  

The Forgotten Library is a UK based business operating on UK GMT.  

Using the Royal Mail delivery service items are estimated to arrive within 1-4 working days from despatch.  Please note delivery times are not guaranteed but an estimate of the service provided by Royal Mail.

Due to changing regulations and additional charges which are not sustainable for such a small business we are no longer able to deliver purchases from this website overseas.  If you live outside the UK and would like to purchase something you have seen here we can offer the item for sale through the Etsy platform.

Postage rates will vary depending on the products you would like to order.

There are two basic rates of postage.  One for cards and bookmarks (very small paper items like vintage labels are included in this) and one for everything else.  If you are ordering multiple items you only pay one charge in each postal category so if items come from two different categories the charges will be added together but multiple items under the same category are only charged one delivery price.

Cards and bookmarks - 

UK £1.80

Other items -

UK £4.95


Very heavy/fragile items incur an extra charge.



We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return.  To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused and in its original packaging where applicable.  You are responsible for the cost of returning the item to us which will not be refunded and we recommend using a trackable service.

To start a return, you can contact us at If your return is accepted, we will send instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

Refunds where a customer has changed their mind about a purchase will be issued for the item price only and do not cover the original delivery cost or any return postage charges incurred.

You can always contact us with any questions regarding a return at


Damages and issues
Please inspect your order upon receipt and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you have received the wrong item, so that we can arrange a replacement or refund.


Exceptions / non-returnable items
Certain types of items cannot be returned, these include custom products (such as special orders or personalised items), sale items, special offers such as discontinued lines, mystery bags or seconds, or gift cards.


We will notify you once we have received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not.  If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method.  Please remember that it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and credit the refund to you.