How would you like to be able to search and request books from the eight libraries of the Ivy League (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale) as well as the libraries of the University of Chicago and MIT?
Johns Hopkins University has recently joined BorrowDirect, an 11-school consortium that offers direct access to the more than 50 million volumes from the member libraries.
Hopkins faculty, students and staff now can search Borrow Direct for books that are not available at JHU. These can include everything from books that JHU doesn’t own, to books that are checked out, and even books that are on reserve! To get started, sign on with your JHED ID, search the catalog, select a pick up location, and place your request. Items will be delivered in three to five days, and if Borrow Direct can’t fill the request, the system will pass you seamlessly to an Interlibrary Loan form. Pretty nice!
Give it a try, and let us know what you think at BorrowDirect@jhu.edu