NEW. Beginning this December your currently received Interlibrary Loan books and media will appear on your main Penn library account and will have the same loan period and policies as BorrowDirect. Please note that this will include late fees for material returned after the due date. During the transition period you may receive notices as we migrate your current requests into the library system.
The Penn Libraries can help you obtain materials for your research in a variety of ways:
Need a book from the stacks?
- Search your title in the Franklin online catalog. In the upper right corner, log in with your PennKey and click Show Availability Details to see your request options. Choose Request to have the book delivered to the circulation desk of the Penn Library of your choice
Need a book that's not available or that Penn doesn't own?
Need a scan of an article or a book chapter?
- Check the Franklin catalog first - Penn provides access to thousands of full text articles and e-books
- Use the Scan and Deliver request option in Franklin to get electronic delivery of an article or chapter from Penn materials
- Use Interlibrary Loan to request electronic delivery of scans from materials not owned by Penn
Need a DVD or a music CD?
Need something only available on microfilm or another microtext format?
- Check the Franklin catalog first - Penn has a large collection of material in microtext format
- If we own it, you can view and make copies of the material in the Van Pelt Microtext area next to Circulation or request a scanned copy of something under 50 pages through Scan and Deliver
- Use Interlibrary Loan to request a loan or a scan for items currently unavailable in the Penn collections