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Borrowing

Cornell Materials

Cornell University Library materials can be found using the library catalog. Once you’ve identified the item you want, you can use our Law Library Maps (under the “Use the Library” drop down menu) to determine which floor it is shelved on.

Paging and retrieval: If you do not wish to retrieve an item yourself, Law faculty, staff, and students can request an item from the law library for pick-up at the Circulation Desk.  This service is available for books shelved at the Law Library, at other Cornell libraries on campus, and at the Library Annex.  Simply find the item in the catalog, click “Request”, and choose “Law Circulation” as the pick-up location.

SCANit: Members of the law school community also have the option of requesting scans of Cornell University materials. To learn more and to replace a request, look under the “Student Services” drop down menu.

Non-Cornell Materials

If an item you are looking for is not available because it has been checked out to another patron or it is not in the library’s collection, you will need to search the WorldCat catalog to search libraries world wide. Use the “Catalog” link from the “Resources” drop down menu on this website to find a link to WorldCat.  

If the item is available through the WorldCat catalog you will be able to borrow the item through Cornell’s reciprocal agreements using:

  • Borrow Direct  (3-4 Day delivery): CUL preferred agreements allows for an expedited borrowing and lending process from other institutions included in Borrow Direct. 
  • InterLibrary Loan (2-14 Day delivery): CUL borrowing agreements allows Cornell Library users to borrow items from other libraries and universities. 
  • Alternatively, if the item is available at Cornell but is checked out to another patron, you can Place a Recall & Hold (up to 14 Days for delivery).