Borrow Direct is usually faster; materials typically arrive in 3-5 days
You can request items that are OWNED by JHU’s libraries but which are CHECKED OUT or ON RESERVE
4.What is the loan period for materials from Borrow Direct?
Loan period is 12 weeks [3 months] with NO renewals. Items are recalled from you ONLY if needed for Reserve.
5.How long does it take Borrow Direct materials to arrive?
Usually 3-5 business days.
Materials are all delivered to Eisenhower Library. For delivery to another JHU location, add one more business day, because our courier must deliver it. You will receive an e-mail when your request is available for pick-up.
6.What types of materials are available from BorrowDirect?
Print books and printed music (scores) that are not owned or available at Johns Hopkins
DVDs that are not owned or available at Johns Hopkins
7.What types of materials are NOT requestable from Borrow Direct, even though they appear in your list of search results?
· Materials that ARE available in the Johns Hopkins Libraries and NOT charged out or on reserve · Journal articles and journal volumes · E-books · Microforms · Videos · Maps
Look at the little symbol on the far right of the page to make sure that your book is NOT an e-book; we can't borrow e-books (yet)
Select a pick-up location, and click REQUEST.
If BorrowDirect can NOT supply the item, you will see a link to JHU's ILL service. Select the appropriate request form, and the information about the item you want will be added to the form automatically.
If you have questions about or need help with Borrow Direct, please send a note to BorrowDirect@jhu.edu
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