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Get It! Services —Text Description

Get It! is the term for Harvard Library tools and services that facilitate accessing books and articles.

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How to Get Instant Access Online

  • Search HOLLIS+ and access electronically available material online, immediately.

How to Get Books and Other Media

  • Search HOLLIS+ to see if there is a physical copy available on campus and get it from the shelf or have it delivered (see below).
  • Get the item delivered to your library of choice in 1 to 4 business days (based on availability). To make your request, look for the Request Item link in HOLLIS+. If unavailable, try Borrow Direct below.
  • Use Borrow Direct to search the collections of Ivy+ institutions and have books and other media delivered to your library of choice in 4 business days. Log In to Borrow Direct
  • Still unable to locate what you are looking for? Request items through Interlibrary Loan, and library staff will search libraries around the world to find a copy for you and deliver it in 2 weeks or less. Log In to Interlibrary Loan.

How to Get Articles and Book Chapters

  • Search HOLLIS+ to see if there is a physical copy available on campus and get it from the shelf or have it scanned and delivered (see below).
  • Have a copy of an article or book chapter emailed to you in 1 to 4 business days. To make your request, look for the Scan and Deliver link in HOLLIS+.
  • Still unable to locate what you are looking for? Request articles and book chapters through Interlibrary Loan, and library staff will search libraries around the world to find a copy for you and deliver it in 2 weeks or less. Log In to Interlibrary Loan

Contact Us

Email:
Borrow Direct: borrowdirect@harvard.edu
Interlibrary Loan and Scan & Deliver: ill@harvard.edu

Address:
Harvard Library Resource Sharing
1 Harvard Yard, Room G-30
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, except during holidays.