What is Borrow Direct?


Borrow Direct gives current Hopkins faculty, students, and staff access to materials from 12 partner libraries, including the Ivy League schools.

Start your search in Catalyst, the JH Libraries catalog. If the JH Libraries don’t have what you’re looking for, request it using Borrow Direct.

  • Loan period is 16 weeks (no renewals, though you can request another copy).
  • Expect delivery within five business days. You will receive an email when your request is available for pick-up.

If you are traveling to a city with a "BD" partner school, you can use that Library! Please review individual library polices prior to your visit.


Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for materials not available through Catalyst or Borrow Direct. For book chapters or specific pages, use the article request form.

  • Last Updated Aug 15, 2023
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  • Answered By Stephen Sears

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