• If the library doesn't have a title you're looking for, search "Libraries Worldwide" and use BorrowDirect or Interlibrary Loan to request it from another library beyond the BorrowDirect system.*
  • If the library owns the title, but another patron has borrowed it (it's "checked out'), use the "Request item" button in the library catalog record to request the book via BorrowDirect.*

*Note: If the item is not available from BorrowDirect, it will be re-directed to Interlibrary Loan. BorrowDirect items generally arrive within 3-5 days. Physical items obtained via Interlibrary Loan may be somewhat longer (1-2 weeks).

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.

In addition, if a book isn't available via BorrowDirect, the library will broaden the search to borrow through Interlibrary Loan.