Interlibrary borrowing

Stanford is networked with libraries around the world to obtain materials that are not available at Stanford for faculty, students, staff and visiting scholars. Questions? stfborrowing@stanford.edu

 

Need it now? Stanford probably has it!

To avoid cancellation of your request, please check if the item is already available:

  1. SearchWorks indicates if the book or source of the article/book chapter is available in our library stacks.
  2. Citation Linker is the best way to check for online access to a known article in our e-journal/e-books subscriptions or browse by e-journal title or subject.
  3. HathiTrust Digital Library offers online access to millions of titles; items digitized at academic and research libraries worldwide.
  4. Proquest Dissertation & Theses Global to download full-text dissertations and theses.

 

Article or book chapter PDF delivery

Fastest service - email delivery time varies by supplying library:

 

Whole book, microfilm, DVD or other media delivery

4-10 days (more if overseas) - postal delivery time varies by lending library:

  • Request book/media through Interlibrary Borrowing - we will locate the nearest copy, fastest delivery and longest loan period (up to 1 year for faculty, grad students & academic staff). You will get an email when the item is available to pick up.
  • Coming Fall 2017: Search and Request circulating books through BorrowDirect (BD). BorrowDirect provides a search across the combined inventory of 13 IvyPlus Libraries and UC-Berkeley. BD items have an absolute maximum loan period of 16 weeks; you will need to request another copy if you need the item longer. Requests that are placed in BD might be converted to a "Direct from Berkeley (RLCP)" supplied item for quicker access and/or longer loan periods for eligible users.

 

Researchers from the professional schools, please direct your requests:

Stanford Business Library Services
Robert Crown Law Library Interlibrary Loan
Medical Library (Lane) DocXpress
SLAC Research Library Services