Borrowing books and articles from other libraries

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Services: Borrowing books and articles from other libraries

What it is:

NOTE: Please see our Virtual Support and Covid 19 update pages for the most up-to-date information about these services.

  • Interlibrary loan: If what you are looking for isn't available through the Penn Libraries, you can request books, articles, videos, CDS, and microforms from other libraries
  • BorrowDirectSearch the BorrowDirect catalog to find and request books (and in some cases CDs and DVDs) from the Ivy+ libraries -- Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and the Center for Research Libraries
  • E-ZBorrow: Search the E-ZBorrow catalog to find books (and in some cases CDs and DVDs) from over 60 academic libraries in Pennsylvania and nearby states


How we can help:

To find out more about borrowing books, articles, and more from other libraries, visit the Penn Libraries' Resource Sharing guide. Click on the designated tab to learn about each service. 

The service is for...

Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, clinicians



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