As of today, the Harvard Library is offering the Borrow Direct service to the University’s faculty, staff, and students. Borrow Direct lets you borrow books and other circulating library materials not available at Harvard from the libraries at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale.
You use your current ID, PIN, and established library privileges to request items from Borrow Direct online. You'll get expedited delivery of:
* books and printed music not owned by Harvard libraries
* books and printed music currently unavailable at Harvard; e.g., charged out, lost, missing, at the bindery, etc.
* books and printed music that normally circulate from the Borrow Direct partner collections
Most Borrow Direct materials will arrive in four business days. You'll receive an e-mail notice when a requested item is available and you'll be given the option of choosing one of 14 pickup locations:
* Andover-Harvard Theological Library
* Baker/Knowledge and Library Services
* Cabot Science Library
* Countway Library of Medicine
* Fine Arts Library
* Gutman Library
* Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services
* Harvard Law School Library
* Harvard-Yenching Library
* Lamont Library
* Loeb Design Library
* Tozzer Library
* Widener Library
* Wolbach/Harvard-Smithosonian Center for Astrophysics
You can return your Borrow Direct materials to any Harvard Library. In late July, Harvard will become a Borrow Direct lender, offering other Borrow Direct patrons access to collections in the Countway Library of Medicine, Andover–Harvard Theological Library, Widener Library, and holdings for those libraries held at HD.
At your service,