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What is Borrow Direct?

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2015  |  1038 Views
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1.     What is Borrow Direct?

Borrow Direct enables current JH faculty, students, and staff to borrow materials from ten partner university libraries (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale).

If material you need is not requestable from a Hopkins Library, Borrow Direct is the first stop. You'll need your JHED ID and password.

2.    What is the loan period for materials from Borrow Direct?

The loan period is 12 weeks with NO renewals.

3.    How long does it take Borrow Direct materials to arrive?

Borrow Direct materials should usually arrive within five business days. You will receive an email when your request is available for pick-up.

4.    What types of materials are available from Borrow Direct?

•    Books and printed music (scores) not owned by Johns Hopkins Libraries.
•    Books and printed music (scores) owned by Johns Hopkins Libraries, but charged out or to other users or otherwise unavailable.
5.    What types of materials are NOT available from Borrow Direct?

•    Materials that are available in Johns Hopkins Libraries and NOT charged out or on reserve.
•    E-books
•    Journals and journal articles
•    Microforms
•    Videos
•    Maps

6.   What if Borrow Direct does not have what you need?

Your next stop is Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Questions about interlibrary loan? Click here.

7.   Can materials be borrowed on-site at the various Borrow Direct Libraries?

Borrowing privileges vary by institution.  Please review individual library polices prior to your visit.  Borrowed items may be returned at either the lending library or JHU.

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