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Requesting Items to Borrow

Cornell University Library

Cornell University affiliated patrons can request CUL materials a number of ways depending on need, location and item status. Book delivery options also exist. Articles/excerpts may be requested and delivered electronically, in some cases for free, using MyDocumentDelivery.

Library Annex

  • Books -Annex books and serials can be requested and delivered to campus locations using the library-to-library book delivery service available on the on-line catalog.
  • Articles -Journals articles and book chapters or other excerpts can be scanned and sent to your email account as a pdf. This is a free service using MyDocumentDelivery.
  • Visitors without a Cornell ID can request Annex items by submitting an Annex Request Form. It is important to have all the information about the book (call number, title, author) before filling out the form.

Bailey Hortorium Library

Mann Library Special Collections

To find out how to request items listed in the catalog as Mann Library Special Collections please click here.

Borrow Direct

Items can be requested from within the Cornell Library catalog, or the borrow direct catalog.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan services can provide materials not owned by Cornell from other participating institutions worldwide.