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Borrow Direct Expands, Will Include All the Ivies

The Harvard Library announced on Monday that it would join the Borrow Direct partnership, making its circulating materials available to Yale University Library patrons. Borrow Direct, pioneered a decade ago by Yale, Columbia and Penn, now includes all of the Ivies and MIT. Yale patrons can search across all available items and request delivery to a Yale library. Borrow Direct loans are fast - your books will arrive in less than a week.

While not everything is available through Borrow Direct, more than 50 million volumes are. And interlibrary loan can still be used for individual articles and special materials like microfilm.

The Harvard and MIT libraries will begin adding their records to the Borrow Direct catalog this summer. More information and the link to search Borrow Direct are available on the Library's web site.