Answered By: Keely Wilczek
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2020     Views: 114

Borrow Direct is a shared book borrowing program of Ivy League Plus schools. Use Borrow Direct to borrow books that are not available at Harvard Libraries. (Either the book is checked out or Harvard Library does not own a copy). Through Borrow Direct, you can borrow a copy of your requested book for a sixteen week period with no renewals.

To determine if a copy is available at Harvard Libraries, search in HOLLIS.

If the book is not available, proceed to Borrow Direct. Login with your Harvard Key. Once you are in the Borrow Direct catalog, search by the book's title and click on the search box. See screenshot below:


Then, select your title from the list of results. If you have difficulty finding your title, add the author's name and or put your title in quotes. In this example, the first title listed is the book you are searching for. Click on the title to request.

On the next screen, select the delivery location (in this example Harvard Kennedy School) and click on the Request button.


To check due dates, you can login to Borrow Direct and click on the My Account link in the upper right hand of the screen.