New and improved Borrow Direct
Borrow Direct is reborn! After more than two years of behind-the-scenes planning, negotiating and developing, Cornell University Library has launched a new and improved version of a powerful tool for getting fast access to books that are currently checked out, under repair, or otherwise unavailable in the CUL library collection.
Borrow Direct enables Cornell faculty, staff and students to search the combined library catalogs of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale, a collection of over 40 million volumes, and directly request expedited delivery of circulating items. Most items are available for pick-up within four working days of the date of the request.
Borrow Direct has been serving the Cornell community for over four years, but until the recent upgrade its underlying software was quickly becoming antiquated and unreliable for meeting growing demand. The new, more robust system now in place offers users new benefits, including:
- Advanced search options, including subject searching.
- Six week loans, with the option for one six-week renewal for books checked out in the new Borrow Direct.
- Borrow Direct items that have been checked out appear in the patron’s Cornell Library account page where they can be renewed (once) as easily as any other item.
For more details, patrons may visit the Borrow Direct info page. And as always, for any direct assistance, patrons are warmly encouraged to contact the Mann Library information and research help desk in person or via phone (607-255-5406), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Chat