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Interlibrary borrowing

How to request an item from another library

Please note: Our ability to borrow and lend physical items is currently limited 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.

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: