(Campus)Lifehacker: Read almost any book you want for free

Ever wanted to read a book for fun (yes, I said fun) but couldn’t find it in any of Brown’s libraries? Or maybe you just want to get hold of some obscure academic book that will make your paper stand out. In either case, I have great news for you bibliophiles (if you didn’t understand that word, you’re probably not one) you can almost certainly get the book you want, and all it requires is a few clicks:

  1. Go to Josiah (no not that one).
  2. After making sure Brown doesn’t have the book, type the book title in the easyBorrow search bar (image guide below).
  3. That search bar.

    That search bar.

  4. A list of books will pop up. Choose the one you want. You will be taken to the book’s page within the database.
  5. Directly below the basic book information it will say: “You are connected to the Brown University network,” and there is an option “Request This Item.” Click it. (Don’t worry—you’ll incur no additional charges; and that was such a good imitation of University communications).
  6. That’s it! The page might ask you to log into Brown’s network (the username and password you use for Banner), but then you’re done.

When the book arrives, an email will be sent to your Brown email, and the pick-up location will be specified (Rock or SciLi). Just go there, flash your Brown ID, smile widely (or maybe not, that’s a bit creepy) and then go to a secluded corner to cuddle up with your new best friend. Just remember to thank BlogDH for this awesome tip!

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