If Cornell does not own an item, or if our copy is lost or missing, you can request it through Interlibrary Services, which gives you access to the collections of many other libraries with whom Cornell has a lending agreement. Receipt of Interlibrary Loan materials usually takes 7-10 business days. Cornell is also part of a university library lending group called Borrow Direct which has a 4-business-day turnaround on deliveries. Borrow Direct is restricted to books only (no article requests allowed). You may request that we purchase an item to add to our collection. If Cornell owns the item but it is checked out to another patron, you can still request it via Borrow Direct or you may recall Cornell's copy of the item.