About Borrow Direct
Borrow Direct enables Harvard University students, faculty, and staff with library borrowing privileges and active e-mail accounts to borrow books directly from the libraries of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. The library bears the cost of the service and there is no charge to patrons.
What Can't Be Borrowed
- books held in the Harvard Library collection that are on the shelf and available for lending
- books assigned to reference, reserve, or rare book collections by the owning library
- bound journals or journal articles, audio-visual material (DVDs, videos), or microforms (film, fiche)
Important Information for Users of Assistive Technologies
Known Problems for Screen Readers
Search results: When a search is submitted, the search results page refreshes several times before the searching is complete. If your screen reader does not reveal the changing page status, please wait for approximately 30-45 seconds. Then, reload the page and reread it from the beginning.
Item requests: When an item is requested, the page refreshes several times before specifying that the request has been submitted. If your screen reader does not reveal the changing page status, please wait for approximately 30-45 seconds. Then, reload the page and read it from the beginning.
Page navigation: We are working to improve internal page navigation for users of screen readers.
Known Problems for Speech Recognition Software
Search results: If your speech recognition software does not recognize text links on the search results page, please refer to Library Services for Persons with Disabilities for assistance.