Request Items

Items Available at Cornell

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

BorrowDirect and Interlibrary Loan

BorrowDirect is often the fastest way to borrow materials not available at Cornell University Library. Your loan request will first go to our BorrowDirect partner libraries. If your item is not available through BorrowDirect, we’ll search libraries around the world through Interlibrary Loan.

Recommend a Purchase

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

Chapter or Article Scans

Need an article or book chapter scan? Submit your request through ScanIt. If your requested scan is not available locally, we’ll try to get it through Interlibrary Loan.