Requesting Books

Requesting Books via BorrowDirect or Interlibrary Loan:

If the book you are searching for is currently checked out, you may use the "Request" button in the catalog record to find a different copy. In many cases, this Request link will direct you to BorrowDirect. BorrowDirect Deliveries are made to the library you select and will arrive in 3-5 days.
Loans are for 6 weeks, with the option to renew for another six weeks.

If the item isn't available via BorrowDirect (rare!), your item will be requested via Interlibrary Loan.

Recommend a Purchase

You can also ask the library to buy material you think we should have. Recommend a Purchase or learn more about our Library Collections.

Requesting Articles...

Requesting articles:

  • If you don't find a link to the full text, try the "Get it Cornell" link
  • If necessary, search the catalog for the journal title (not the article title).
  • If we don't have the journal, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request.
  • You will receive an email within 1-3 days with a link to download the article.