Borrowing for the Cornell community
Contact information for the five pick-up locations:
|Mann, Geneva or Veterinary Libraryemail@example.com|
Cornell University Library offers the following services to its users:
Books which are currently unavailable or not owned by Cornell may be requested through the virtual catalog of Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Harvard and MIT. These are requested directly by the library patron. Registration is not required. There is no fee for this service.
Items not owned by Cornell may be borrowed or a photocopy may be obtained from outside institutions. Choose the unit (Olin, Mann, Law, Geneva, Veterinary Library) which best suits your needs. A one-time registration is required. The unit you select during your initial registration will be the pick-up location for all material borrowed on Interlibrary Loan. There is no fee for this service.
Document Delivery is an electronic document delivery service offered by Cornell University Library. Faculty, staff and students may request copies of journal articles, book chapters and other materials located in the print collection of the Cornell University Libraries. Documents will be scanned and made available on the web as PDF files. There may be a fee for this service.
Lending Cornell Material Outside Cornell
Material held by Cornell University Library may be requested by institutions and individuals not affiliated with Cornell.
Cornell University is a supplier in OCLC. All requests made to Cornell University for loan of materials can be sent to the symbol 'COO' in OCLC. If you are able to request by this method, we will not accept requests in any other form from your library. All OCLC requests initially go to the Olin unit and are routed as necessary. OCLC users should consult the OCLC Policies Directory for fees and lending policies (login required).
Cornell has consortial arrangements with the following:
- SUNY (Mann, Vet and Geneva)
- RAPID - articles only, requested through the RAPID system
- NELLCO (Law)
If you are a business, institution or an individual and do not have access to OCLC you may borrow from any of the Cornell Ithaca campus libraries by submitting your request via our Lending webform. Please check individual unit details as lending policies may vary.
Businesses, organizations and institutions not affiliated with Cornell can request loans of books and articles from the Cornell Libraries collection.
Individuals not affiliated with Cornell can request articles directly from the Cornell Libraries collection but must request loans only through their local library.
Make a Request:
|ILS Units:||Olin Library