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Requesting Cornell-owned materials:

Requesting items from other institutions:

  • Borrow Direct
    For Cornell students, faculty and staff. Borrow books that are currently unavailable at Cornell (not owned, checked out, missing, etc.).
  • Interlibrary Loan
    For Cornell students, faculty and staff. Request books, videos, articles and other materials that Cornell University Library does not own.
  • Columbia University Library borrowing (2CUL)
    Cornell University Library and Columbia University Libraries (2CUL) have partnered in a reciprocal borrowing program for current students, faculty and staff of each institution.
  • Interlibrary Lending for alumni, businesses and other institutions, as well as non-Cornell individuals, to request items from Cornell collections (restrictions apply).