On December 13, the system supporting Borrow Direct will be replaced with a new software called ReShare Returnables developed by Project ReShare, a community of libraries, consortia, software developers, and open-source advocates.
Launching simultaneously with our Ivy Plus peers, this library-community developed software is meant to advance resource sharing among our partners, and—with continuous improvements over time—offer patrons an improved catalog, more robust searching, and greater access to library materials.
What does this mean for you?
The Borrow Direct service will remain largely the same, and users will continue to enjoy speedy and convenient access to materials from our Ivy Plus partner libraries. There will only be a couple of changes to how you request materials through Borrow Direct:
- The search interface has been improved (Get a peek at the search here!).
- If you haven’t previously registered for Interlibrary Loan and ScanIt, you will need to do so before you can place a Borrow Direct request after the upgrade. You will only need to do this once.