Request Items

For your convenience, you can request for an an item be shipped to any of our libraries. Just make your request through the library catalog, and your item will become available for pickup typically within 12-48 hours.

Borrow Direct

Borrow Direct is often the fastest way to borrow materials not available at Cornell University Library.

Recommend a Purchase

What would you like to see added to our Library’s collection? Recommend a purchase, and we’ll do our best!

Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find what you need through our catalog or Borrow Direct? Submit an Interlibrary Loan request and we’ll search libraries around the world.


Need an article or book chapters from material held by Cornell University Library? Use our ScanIt service, and we can deliver your request within 48 hrs.