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What is BorrowDirect?
BorrowDirect is a direct request service for books from Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and the Center for Research Libraries.
Search multiple library collections simultaneously; place your own requests
Fast delivery in 3 - 5 days
Track request progress online and by email sent to you
Searching and discovery: Keyword and advanced author, title, and subject searching, in an updated interface.
Loan period:16 weeks, no renewals.
Integration with your Library account: BorrowDirect books will be charged on your account just like Penn books.
Account information: In addition to automatic email notification, you can view and track items borrowed using the "My Account" feature in BorrowDirect.
Delivery options: Books may be delivered to any Penn Library for pick-up.
Linking to Interlibrary Loan: Requests for books that cannot be supplied by BorrowDirect may be passed directly to Interlibrary Loan.