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Search and borrow materials from the shared collections of our partner libraries.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can be requested through Borrow Direct?

  • Books, scores and media not owned by the Dartmouth College Library.
  • Books, scores and media that are currently unavailable, i.e. charged out, missing, at the bindery, etc.
  • Books, scores and media that normally circulate from our partners' collections.

What cannot be requested through Borrow Direct?

  • Items currently AVAILABLE in the library catalog.
  • Journals, magazines, newspapers and other serial publications.
  • Photocopies.
  • Non-circulating material, e.g. Reference books, rare books, and archival material.

How do I manage my account?

  • Books are found under the Borrow Direct "My account" link once you have logged on.
  • Books are renewable one week before it is due through your Dartmouth College library account for a 8 week renewal.

When will the item arrive?

  • Most items will be available for pick-up at your designated location within 4 working days of the date you placed the request.
  • Books will be held for 1 week only for pick up- any book not picked up in 1 week will be returned to the lending library.

What is the loan period for Borrow Direct items?

  • Usually 56 days (8 weeks)  with one option of a 56 day (8 weeks) renewal.
  • All items are subject to recall by the owning library.

Where are books returned?

  • Return Borrow Direct material to any of the designated pick-up libraries of Dartmouth College.
  • Return material by the due date or if requested by the Borrow Direct staff.

What about material not available from Borrow Direct?

  • Use DartDoc (Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan) to acquire other material.
  • If you do not have a current account, please register on the DartDoc home page.
  • If you have forgotten your logon or password please contact the DartDoc office and we will gladly reset it for you.


Last Updated: 7/20/17