Rejoice, savvy borrowers! 

Beginning this month, Borrow Direct will now have an expanded, 16-week loan period (a full semester)!

This is a big upgrade from the previous loan period: 6 weeks + one 6-week renewal. 

If you don't know: Borrow Direct is a sharing service that allows students from Columbia, Barnard, and UTS to request material from twelve other institutions: the other 7 Ivy League schools, plus Duke, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Stanford, and UChicago. Wow! Next time that book/music score/article you really really need isn't on the shelves, try Borrow Direct! 

Sounds like Interlibrary Loans, you say? They're similar, but different! Here's a great table that compares the two. 

Borrow away.