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"What do I do if Cornell does not have the book or the article that I need?"


Cornell University Library offers a free service that obtains books and/or provides copies of articles from other libraries. Requests are made using the electronic forms found in the Cornell University Library Catalog by clicking on the “Borrow Direct or Worldcat Libraries” button in the item’s record or via the Library website listed under Library Services>Borrowing and Delivery. These services require extra time to locate and receive the books, etc. Please speak with a library staff member if you need assistance.  


NOTE: Borrow Direct is usually able to obtain books more quickly than interlibrary loan and must be used instead of interlibrary loan if there is an item available through Borrow Direct.