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Request Materials from Other Libraries

Locate, borrow, and use material from libraries around the world

Locate Materials in Other Libraries

Advantages of BorrowDirect

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  • Search and request books from the Ivies, MIT, Johns Hopkins, and Duke libraries.
  • Receive books in approximately 4 business days (faster than recalling or interlibrary loan).
  • Keep books longer than with interlibrary loan.
  • Extensive collections containing more than 60 million requestable volumes.

BorrowDirect in 5 Steps

1. Go to the BorrowDirect catalog.

2. Enter your search term(s) in the Simple Search box, or use Advanced Search to:

  • Search by author, title, subject, keyword, or ISBN
  • Combine multiple search types, e.g. author and title
  • Limit your search to "all of these words," "any of these words," or "this phrase"

3. Click a specific title from the search results to view details and availability.

It may take a moment for BorrowDirect to determine the availability of the item at all participating libraries. You may need to scroll down the page to view availability and the "Request" link.

4. Select a pick-up location from the drop-down list.

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5. Click the "Request" link.

You will receive an email when your item is available for pickup.