Interlibrary borrowing

How to request an item from another library

Please note: Requests may take longer to fill due to service curtailments at libraries worldwide caused by COVID-19.

1. Check Stanford Libraries collections first—we probably have it and can help you find it.

2. If it isn't available at Stanford, place a request.

Copies of articles or book chapters are usually delivered via email within a couple of days. Books, microfilm, or other media are usually delivered within 14 days.

If you can’t find a digital version of an item you need in SearchWorks or HathiTrust, we’ll do our best to buy it. Request a digital item.

You can also suggest items to add to our collections (SUNet ID required).

Contact Stanford Libraries Interlibrary Services—we can help!

These libraries also have dedicated interlibrary borrowing services:

Interlibrary Lending services: