Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have joined Borrow Direct, a service enabling faculty, students, and staff of Columbia University to borrow books and music scores directly from the libraries at:
- Brown University
- Cornell University
- Dartmouth College
- University of Pennsylvania
- Princeton University
- Yale University
Beginning in summer 2011, faculty, students, and staff from Columbia and the six partner institutions will also have access to regularly circulating materials from Harvard and MIT.
This expansion increases the number of volumes available to Columbia scholars from more than 45 million to almost 70 million.