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The Purdue University Libraries participate in several reciprocal borrowing programs that provide current Purdue West Lafayette campus-affiliated users with in-person library borrowing privileges at participating institutions. Privileges vary by program as well as by patron status; each participating university library has its own local policies.
NOTE: If you personally borrow books from a Big Ten or ALI library, please return those items directly to the owning institution. You are highly encouraged to call the institution that you will be visiting to determine the availability of collections, special policies, etc., prior to making a trip to the institution.
ALI (Academic Libraries of Indiana): Purdue Faculty, Staff, Graduate, and Undergraduate students affiliated with the West Lafayette campus are eligible for borrowing privileges and on-site access to collections at all ALI institutions.
Big Ten Academic Alliance: Purdue Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate students affiliated with the West Lafayette campus are eligible for borrowing privileges and/or on-site access to collections at participating Big Ten institutions. Big Ten participants are all the Big Ten Universities and the University of Chicago.
OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program: Purdue Faculty affiliated with the West Lafayette campus are eligible for borrowing privileges and on-site access to collections at other participating institutions. Over 175 major research libraries in the United States and Canada participate in this program. Please contact Circulation Services to see if the institution(s) you plan to visit participate in this program.