Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 120

Unfortunately, when you are not living locally, Harvard's Interlibrary Loan services can't assist you; it is designed for the delivery of materials to Harvard, not elsewhere.  If you are affiliated with another school, you should be able to use Interlibrary Loan there.  Local public librararies also have Interlibrary Loan services.

Although we do not have official reciprocal relationships with universities at a distance, it's always a good idea to inquire at your local college or university libraries about privileges, including interlibrary loan.  We are happy to provide letters of introduction for you asking that they extend privileges in accordance with their policies.

When you are off-campus, as long as you have a valid Harvard ID and PIN, you can still order copies of articles and chapters of books through Scan and Deliver.  You can also purchase copies of other library materials through Imaging Services.

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