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What are the delivery times for books/articles requested outside of the SAIS Library?

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2017  |  67 Views

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Although turn-around times may vary, in general:

  • Books from other JHU libraries 1 - 3 business days, depending on the work load in Baltimore.  If you requested a book from another JHU library and it hasn't arrived within 3 days, please ask a SAIS Library Circulation Desk staff member.
  • Books from BorrowDirect libraries take 5 working days to arrive. You will receive a confirmation email when you make the request. 
  • Books from non-JHU libraries (interlibrary loan) usually take between 10 and 14 days to arrive, as most arrive via US mail. 
  • Articles, and sometimes chapters of books, are generally available within 2-3 business days, and are usually delivered electronically. 

Please plan ahead when doing research for papers and other projects!

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