BorrowDirect

If the library doesn't have a title you're looking for, or we have it but another patron has borrowed it (it's "checked out'), you can use BorrowDirect to request it from another library in the BorrowDirect system.

Look for the Request item button in library catalog records.

Recommend a Purchase

You can also ask the library to buy material you think we should have! Recommend a Purchase.

Interlibrary Loan

  • If the library doesn't have the journal that contains an article you are looking for, you can request a scan of the article via Interlibrary Loan.
    From a library database, or from Google Scholar, check to see if we have the article by clicking the "Get it! Cornell" link. If you don't find the article, you can ask for assistance (sometimes the journal will be here, in hardcopy!), or submit a request.
  • Books, or other materials (microfilm, for example)  that are not available via BorrowDirect will also automatically be routed to Interlibrary Loan.

 

BorrowDirect

If the book is checked out (another patron has borrowed it), you can use BorrowDirect to request it from another library in the BorrowDirect system.

Look for the Request item button in library catalog records.

If you don't find the book in the Cornell Library catalog, search "Libraries Worldwide" and request it from another library.