Research on the go for Harvard faculty, students, and staff just got a little bit easier: they can now check out library resources from 12 partner university libraries while traveling and even bring them home. With the launch of Borrow Direct Plus, patrons affiliated with a Borrow Direct partner (and Duke University) can visit their libraries and borrow items in person, increasing convenience, eliminating some shipping fees, and supporting environmental sustainability.

The Borrow Direct network was launched in 1999 to provide access to library materials by mail. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with this group of institutions to provide greater access to patrons while reducing operational and environmental costs,” said Ann-Marie Costa, head of Access Administrative Operations. “It’s a win-win.”