Interlibrary borrowing

What can I borrow?

Stanford Interlibrary Borrowing requests published and unpublished materials from libraries worldwide, including disseratations not available through Proquest Dissertation & Theses Global.

Materials generally not available through Interlibrary Borrowing include:

  • Textbooks
  • Books on tape or computer disc
  • Entire electronic books
  • Entire issues of periodicals (due to copyright law)
  • LPs (vinyl records) and cassettes
  • Reference materials
  • Rare books
  • Books published before 1900. Explore HathiTrust as a possible resource.


Interlibrary Borrowing tries to borrow materials without restrictions. Materials supplied by the lending library with conditions will be placed in the Special Collections Reading Room or the Green Media/Microtext Library.