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Campus Delivery

0-1 Day

Scan and Deliver

1-2 days

Borrow Direct

2-4 Days

Interlibrary Loan

Article (Scan)

2-4 Days*


Loan (Book/Physical Material)

9 -12 Days*


*Average turnaround times. Times may vary depending on availability and response of lending institutions.



Interlibrary Loan and Yale Library Online

The library will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for articles and chapters. However, turnaround time for these services may be significantly delayed, and the fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests is dependent on our partner libraries. We ask that you prioritize requesting items that are the most urgent for your research, course work, or patient care needs.

At this time, Scan & Deliver, BorrowDirect, and physical interlibrary loan services are suspended until further notice. Please keep any BorrowDirect or interlibrary loan items you may have in your possession; no need to return those items to campus at this time. All fines and fees for overdue items will be waived for your BorrowDirect and interlibrary loan items.

More library updates regarding COVID 19 can be found on the library's homepage.

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Search and request books from Borrow Direct

Check status of a book request in your Orbis account

Request scans of Yale material from Orbis records (Scan and Deliver)

Order scans of articles, books, and other circulating materials from Interlibrary Loan


This guide describes ordering of circulating materials at Yale University Library and cooperating libraries. Note that Special Collection and Archival materials do not circulate and can only be used in supervised reading rooms. Rules and time needed for material retrieval vary by collection. Check with the individual collection or library for details.

Law and Medical Patrons

Patrons at the Yale Schools of Law and Medicine have their own services and some delivery times and guidelines may vary. consult the links below for each school for more information.

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