If Cornell does not have the book you need, or if the book is currently charged out to another user, search the Borrow Direct system to locate a copy. Borrow Direct is a book request and delivery system that enables Cornell faculty, staff, and students to request items from the combined collections of Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale. If the material you need is not available from Borrow Direct you may submit a request on Interlibrary Loan.
If an item is available through BorrowDirect, delivery can be expected in approximately 4 days. Please note: BorrowDirect can only be used for books and printed music. For journals, see Interlibrary Loan, below.
Interlibrary Loan Services
To request electronic delivery of articles from journals not held at Cornell, or to request books and other items that are not held at Cornell and are not available through Borrow Direct, use Interlibrary Loan.
Unlike Borrow Direct, Interlibrary Loan cannot be used for a book the library owns, even if the book is currently checked out to another user.
If a title you need is currently charged to another user, try Borrow Direct or place a recall on the item.