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University of Chicago to Join Borrow Direct Partnership

Harvard students, faculty and staff will gain access to resources from the University of Chicago’s collection in fall 2013.


June 18, 2013—The University of Chicago will join Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and the Center for Research Libraries in the Borrow Direct partnership, a program that enables students, faculty, and staff with library borrowing privileges to borrow books directly from participating universities’ libraries.

The circulating collections of the Borrow Direct libraries include more than 50 million volumes, and more than 1.5 million items have been shared through Borrow Direct since the program began in 1999. Harvard joined Borrow Direct in 2011 and participating libraries include Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Law School Library, Harvard-Yenching Library, Loeb Music Library and Widener Library, as well as collections housed at the Harvard Depository. Items requested through Borrow Direct usually arrive within four business days.