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Interlibrary borrowing

We can help you borrow books, articles, or other materials that Stanford does not have (so be sure to check SearchWorks or consult with a librarian first!). Check to make sure that you're eligible to use interlibrary services and that the materials are eligible to be borrowed.

Winter Closure 2016-2017

Processing Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) requests and renewals submitted during winter closure December 21, 2016-January 03, 2017, will begin on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. (Please review RLCP pages for separate winter closure information.)

Green Library will be open limited hours during winter closure. Return ILB materials loaned by non-Stanford libraries to the Green Library main circulation desk. Request a return receipt. Do not return ILB materials to branch libraries or campus bookdrops. Beginning on January 4, 2017, materials returned during winter closure will be shipped to the various lending libraries.

Stanford RLCP and Interlibrary Services wishes everyone a restful winter break.

The way you borrow from non-Stanford libraries depends on your status at Stanford, how quickly you need the item, and which library owns it. You may be able to submit your request via RLCP (fastest) or Interlibrary Borrowing.

1. Does Stanford own the item? Check SearchWorks

Yes
Get it at Stanford. Find out how
No
Continue to #2

2. Are you faculty, graduate student, or academic staff?

Yes
If the item is at UC Berkeley (Check OskiCat), then the fastest option is to use RLCP direct borrowing. If the item is not at UC Berkeley, use Interlibrary Borrowing.
No
Continue to #3

3. Are you faculty, student, staff, Visiting Scholar?

Yes
Use Interlibrary Borrowing (casts the widest net)

No
You are not eligible for Stanford's interlibrary services.