New Partnerships and Opportunities for Borrowing

MaRLI (Manhattan Research Library Initiative)

Columbia full-time faculty and doctoral students may now borrow books from NYU or the New York Public Library (research collection).   Register for MaRLI as a Columbia scholar.

MaRLI is a pilot project between Columbia, NYU, and the Research Collections at New York Public Library.  The project began in March 2011, and will run through June 2012.   The loan period is 2 months, and items may be renewed.

Harvard and MIT have now joined Borrow Direct

The Borrow Direct interface has also been upgraded to support author, title, and subject keyword searching;  the ability to sort by publication date; and nearly seamless integration with our interlibrary loan services.   More information and a list of participating Harvard libraries.



 The holdings of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) can now be found in the Borrow Direct database.   In addition to books, CRL will lend newspaper backfiles, journals, dissertations, and microform collections.