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Get it @ Yale: Borrow Direct

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What is it?
A rapid delivery service that allows you to search and obtain books from some of the top academic libraries in the country.

When do I use it?
If you can't check out a book or monograph right now at Yale, or if Yale doesn't own it, then you can request it through Borrow Direct.

How long does it take?
Borrow Direct requests arrive within four business days. Often, they are here within two.

How long can I keep materials?
Items are checked out for sixteen weeks at a time, with no renewals. Items may be due sooner if recalled by the lending library.

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Who do I contact about...

A problem with a specific request?
Email or call (203) 432-1854.

A question from a partner library?
Contact the Reserves Services and Resource Sharing Librarian, Jessica Bower at or call (203) 432-2080.

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Help is available Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Call Call: (203) 432-1775

SMS text Text: (203) 826-2053