Non-Cornell Materials


If an item you are looking for is not available because it has been charged or it is not in the library’s collection, you will need to search the WorldCat catalog to search libraries world wide.  You can do so by clicking on the 'Request from Libraries Worldwide' link in the 'Looking for more?' box on the search page. 


If the item is available through the WorldCat catalogue you will be able to borrow the item through Cornell's reciprocal agreement through:

  • Borrow Direct Log In (3-4 Day delivery):  CUL preferred agreements allows for an expedited borrowing and lending process from other institutions included in Borrow Direct.  Click on the link to learn more about Borrow Direct and to log in to your Borrow Direct account to track requests


  • InterLibrary Loan Log In (2-14 Day delivery):  CUL borrowing agreements allows Cornell Library users to borrow items from other libraries and universities.  Click on the link to learn more or to login to your Interlibrary Loan account to track your requests.


Alternatively, if the item is available through Cornell but is checked out to another patron, you can:

  • Place a Recall & Hold (up to 14 Days): If an item is in the collected but charged out, you can place a recall and hold on the item.