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.
- SearchWorks Catalog: books, e-books, journals, and media titles (not indexed for articles, chapter or full-text level searching)
- SearchWorks Articles+: best place to search for article citations
- Citation Linker
- Proquest Dissertation & Theses Global
- HathiTrust Digital Library: millions of full-text books; be sure to log-in for expanded full-text access!
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.
- Stanford faculty, students, and staff (SUNet ID required):
- Request a book or media (Requests temporarily suspended due to limited suppliers.)
- Request an article or book chapter (pdf)
- School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and LPCH staff and faculty must use Lane Medical Library's DocXpress Service.
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:
- Stanford Business Library Services
- Robert Crown Law Library Interlibrary Loan
- Lane Medical Library DocXpress
- SLAC Research Library Services
Interlibrary Lending services:
- Interlibrary Lending for other libraries borrowing from Stanford Libraries
- The Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP) for UC-Berkeley and University of Texas-Austin researchers borrowing from Stanford Libraries