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Borrow Direct allows searching and requesting of books from the libraries of the Ivy League universities, MIT, and the Center for Research Libraries. Books typically arrive in 4-5 days.
UBorrow allows searching and requesting of books from the libraries of the Big Ten Conference universities. Books typically arrive in 4-5 days.
WorldCat includes the holdings for more than 45,000 academic, public, special and national libraries from 84 countries. WorldCat indicates which libraries hold an item. Use our FindIt service to initiate Interlibrary Loan requests for materials not held by the Library. Look for the FindIt button in the full record of an item.
Free access to the WorldCat database. This version presents information in a slightly different way and does not offer FindIt links for off-campus users.
Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
CRL is a consortium of North American academic and independent research libraries. Its shared collections include newspapers (foreign, domestic, and specialized), foreign doctoral dissertations, and other traditional materials. Use Interlibrary Loan to request materials from CRL.
NUCat -- Northwestern University Libraries
U of C faculty, staff, and students may borrow directly from NWU library via a reciprocal borrowing agreement or use Interlibrary Loan to request books not owned by the Library.
University of Illinois at Chicago
U of C faculty, staff, and students may use Interlibrary Loan to request books not owned by the Library. University of Chicago faculty may borrow directly from UIC via a reciprocal borrowing agreement.
Provides information about the collections of many Illinois academic and research libraries. Participating libraries are collectively referred to as the I-Share libraries. Currently, there are 71 I-Share libraries and more than 30 million library items represented in the I-Share catalog. The Library does not participate in I-Share but items in these libraries may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Google Book Search
Google Books provides the complete full-text of thousands of books out of copyright and snippets (or selections) of newer books. The Library Catalog includes links to Google books where available.
Hyde Park Area Libraries
- Bechtold Library (Catholic Theological Union)
- JKM Library
Serves the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
- NORC (National Opinion Research Center)
National Library Catalogs
- Library of Congress
- National Library of Medicine
- Bibliothèque Nationale de France
- British Library
- Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue
Chicago Area Libraries
- Art Institute of Chicago (Ryerson and Burnham)
- Chicago History Museum
- Chicago Public Library (CPL)
- DePaul University
- Forefront Library
Forefront supports local non-profit organizations
- Loyola University
- Wiggin Library (Meadville Lombard Seminary)
- Newberry Library
Catalogs of Archival Collections
- Archival Research Catalog of the National Archives
- Archives Hub
- Archives USA
- National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
For information about borrowing material not owned by the Library, please consult Interlibrary Loan.
For information about access to other libraries, please see our Reciprocal Access page.