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What is Borrow Direct?
Borrow Direct is a rapid book request and delivery system. It enables Cornell faculty, staff and students to search the combined library catalogs of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Duke, Princeton and Yale, a collection of over 60 million volumes, and directly request expedited delivery of circulating items.
How does Borrow Direct work?
What can be requested through Borrow Direct?
What cannot be requested through Borrow Direct?
When will the book arrive from Borrow Direct?
Most items will be available for pick-up at the circulation desk of your choosing within 4 working days of the date you placed your request.
What is the loan period for Borrow Direct books?
8 weeks (subject to recall by the owning library).
Can I renew Borrow Direct books?
Borrow Direct books can be renewed one time for an additional 8 weeks. The renewal request can be placed at any time, giving a total loan period of 16 weeks.
How do I cancel my request?
Please email olin-ils@cornell.edu with your Borrow Direct request number to ask for a cancellation.
Who is eligible to use Borrow Direct?
All current Cornell faculty, staff, and registered students.
How can I get material that is not available from Borrow Direct?
Request a book or article through Interlibrary Loan.
Interested in Borrow Direct Plus?
If you are planning on visiting a Borrow Direct partner institution and would like to find out how to obtain on-site borrowing privileges, please visit the BorrowDirect Plus page.
Questions about Borrow Direct?
If you have any further questions or can't find what you need, please ask a librarian, or contact Olin Library Interlibrary Services at (607) 255-9564, or email olin-ils@cornell.edu
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