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Collaborative Access and Borrowing Partnerships: BorrowDirect / Ivies Plus

This guide serves to inform the Dartmouth community about the policies and procedures related to collaborative access and borrowing privileges agreements between Dartmouth and other institutions.

General Information

BorrowDirect members and some Ivies Plus institutions have collaborated to develop an initiative that allows reciprocal access and/or borrowing privileges for faculty, staff and students of participating institutions.  

On-site access and borrowing privileges are now available here at Dartmouth to eligible visitors from participating BorrowDirect and Ivies Plus institutions.  

Eligible visitors may borrow materials from the following libraries at Dartmouth College:  Baker-Berry, Dana, Feldberg, Kresge, Matthews-Fuller, Paddock and Sherman.  Access is available to all campus libraries, including Rauner Special Collections.

In addition, Dartmouth-affiliated staff and students will enjoy on-site access and/or on-site borrowing privileges at these same institutions.   

   For more information and a list of participating institutions:  BorrowDirect Plus On-Site Borrowing

HOW DO DARTMOUTH STAFF AND STUDENTS USE THIS SERVICE?

Who is eligible to use this service?

Current Dartmouth College, faculty, emeritus faculty, students, and staff  who are in good standing with the library will be granted   on-site access and borrowing privileges at participating libraries.

How do you borrow materials at participating libraries?

Eligible Dartmouth and DHMC-affiliated faculty, Dartmouth College staff and students will be required to provide the following upon registration at a participating library:

  • A Dartmouth College photo ID (for both access and borrowing privileges)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) patrons who have Borrow Direct privileges will present a DHMC ID with a Dartmouth College library barcode number affixed to the back of the ID.  

  • Successful validation as a BorrowDirect user through “Borrow Direct My Account” login at library service desk (for borrowing privileges)  DHMC eligible patrons will use the library barcode number to access their Borrow Direct account.

The loan period will be based on local library policies and practices, though loan periods for monographs will typically be at least 28 days.

On-site borrowing account creation and expirations will be set by local policy.  New accounts must be created at the location and within the hours set by each institution and at Stanford University a $10.00 processing cost.

What kinds of material can be borrowed?

  • Materials eligible to circulate via Borrow Direct (currently monographs)are included
  • Other materials in the circulating collections of participating libraries may be accessible as dictated by local policy.

INFORMATION FOR VISITING BORROWDIRECT/IVIES PLUS ID HOLDERS

Who is eligible to use this service?

On-site access and borrowing privileges at Dartmouth College Libraries will be granted to current faculty, emeritus faculty, students, and staff of participating member institutions, who are in good standing with their home library.  Access only does not require any special procedures as our libraries are open to the general public during general/public hours.

How do you borrow materials here at Dartmouth?

Eligible member library faculty, staff and students will be required to provide the following upon registration at Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library Circulation Desk:

  • A current Institutional photo ID (for both access and borrowing privileges)
  • Successful validation as a BorrowDirect user through “Borrow Direct My Account” login at Baker-Berry Library Circulation Desk (for borrowing privileges)
  • Successful validation through “Home Library My Account” for Ivies Plus members who are not BorrowDirect partners (for borrowing privileges)
  • A library card will be issued for ninety days with renewal available upon re verification of eligibility.

The loan period will be based on local library policies and practices for community guest borrowers, though loan periods for monographs will typically be at least 28 days with two renewals..  See specific Borrowing Privileges – On-site BorrowDirect/Ivies Plus for details.

What kinds of material can be borrowed?

  • Materials eligible to circulate via Borrow Direct (currently monographs) are included
  • All other materials currently in our circulating collection will be included, subject to the loan policies and procedures of our varying libraries.
  • More complete information regarding your library privileges can be found at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/circ/bd_iviesplusborrowers.html

QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information and help using this service, contact Lydia R. Borsh, Library Privileges Specialist at lydia.r.borsh@dartmouth.edu