If we don't have a BOOK that you need or if we have the book but it's checked out:
Connect to Borrow Direct, search for the book and if it's available from another Ivy League university, we will have it shipped to Cornell. Borrowing period is six weeks, renewable once. Books arrive in 3-4 business days. (This service is for BOOKS only).
If we don't own an item that you need (any item -- journal article, DVD, dissertation, etc.) :
Interlibrary Loan Service
If Cornell Library does not have an item you need, use our interlibrary loan service to request a copy of an article that we request from other libraries. Scanned articles or chapters usually arrive in a few days; borrowed Items can arrive in as little as a few days to a couple of weeks.
We invite you to ask the reference staff if you are having trouble finding a particular book or journal.