May 28, 2022

Center for Research Libraries Joins Borrow Direct

From the Announcement:

The Center for Research Libraries has joined Borrow Direct, a patron-initiated, rapid book request and delivery system.

Borrow Direct now provides access to the collections of Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania libraries, as well as the holdings of the Center for Research Libraries. This new partnership will allow researchers at these Borrow Direct institutions to access CRL’s extensive collections directly, without going through their libraries. Users will have 24-hour availability to CRL collections, increasing access for CRL member institutions in the consortium.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: “Harvard Library’s Borrow Direct Leads to Better, Deeper, Richer Service (via Harvard University Library; August 29, 2011)

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