Answered By: Sarah Dickinson
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016     Views: 56

Borrow Direct is an expedited Interlibrary Loan service among the Ivy League libraries. Most materials are delivered within business 4 days.

Members of the Harvard community can use their current IDs, PINs, and established library privileges to place Borrow Direct requests online through the Hollis Catalog or the Borrow Direct catalog. You can use this service to borrow:

 *   books and printed music not owned by Harvard libraries

 *   books and printed music that are currently unavailable at Harvard; e.g., checked out, lost, missing, at the bindery, etc.

 *   books and printed music that normally circulate from the Borrow Direct partner collections

Be sure to check HOLLIS first to see if what you need is currently available here at Harvard. Books held in the Harvard Library collection that are on the shelf and available for lending are not eligible for loan through Borrow Direct.

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