BorrowDirect Plus

Are you from Yale and planning a visit to an Ivy Plus partner library? Are you from another Ivy Plus institution and planning a visit to New Haven? You may be eligible for a BorrowDirect plus account which gives you on-site borrowing privileges at Ivy Plus libraries.

Ivy Plus Visitors to Yale

Current faculty, students and staff of other Ivy Plus institutions are eligible for a borrowing account at Yale Library.  Users will be asked to verify current eligibility by logging into their home institution’s BorrowDirect or library account.  

To register, submit the privileges pre-registration form. When you visit the library, to finish the registration process, you will need to provide two forms of ID, one from each column.

Government-issued ID Secondary ID from University
  • Driver’s license (from U.S. or Canada)
  • U.S. or foreign passport
  • Permanent resident card (form I-551) from USCIS
  • Valid university ID and/or
  • Letter of introduction on organization letterhead

BorrowDirect Plus Account Features

  • Check out materials from any Yale library
  • Building access in library closing
  • Loan period varies by library.
  • Number of books/loans: 25 books
  • Length of privileges: 1 year, renewable
  • Onsite access to electronic resources

Register for your BorrowDirect Plus account at the Sterling Memorial Library service desk (check the hours of operation)

Yale Visitors to Other Ivy Plus Libraries

Library access information and borrowing policy details are maintained by each institution and may vary from one institution to another.  New accounts must be created at the location and within the hours set by each institution.

When visiting one of these libraries, Yale Library affiliates will need to show their Yale ID card and log into their Yale Library account to show their current status.  Once verified, they will be issued a library card.  For hours and access information, please review policies for an institution prior to your first library visit.

Ivy Plus Libraries

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • John Hopkins University
  • MIT
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvannia
  • Yale University