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Johns Hopkins Joins BorrowDirect Library Partnership

Johns Hopkins is the latest institution to join a partnership sharing library resources across universities.


September 8, 2014—BorrowDirect recently announced the addition of Johns Hopkins University to the program, in which ten partner library systems including the Harvard Library, engage in resource sharing and other collaborative library projects. BorrowDirect offers faculty, students and staff at all partner institutions unmediated requesting and expedited delivery of items from a combined collection of over 50 million volumes and an integrated online search and discovery interface. Since its inception in 1999, BorrowDirect has successfully filled almost two million user requests by delivering books in three to five days.

Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 and provides information services to over 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 7,000 faculty, 10 divisions and a wide range of academic and research programs. The Johns Hopkins Libraries contain over 4.3 million volumes with collection strengths in German and Romance languages, philosophy, the ancient Near East, biomedical engineering, chemistry and environmental engineering. Read the full story here.