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How long does it take to receive requested materials?


The time it takes to receive requested materials varies based upon the delivery service used and the type of item requested.

  • Catalyst requests for items in the Johns Hopkins collection are available within 2-5 business days.
  • BorrowDirect requests from Catalyst and Find It are available within 3-6 business days.
  • Interlibrary loan requests from the ILL request form or Find It are available within 1-28 days. Articles are typically delivered within seven business days. Books and other physical items may take longer.

Requestors receive an email notification when a requested item is ready to be picked up.