Borrowing Privileges (for You, Your Research Assistant, and Your Family)
To view what your may check out and for how long, please view the Services page. New and Visiting Faculty must visit Magill Library front desk in person to activate their library account.
Your Research Assistant
Faculty may request proxy borrowing privileges for their student research assistants. Proxy privileges allow a student to borrow materials in a faculty member's name with the faculty member's borrowing privileges. The faculty member will be responsible for all materials thus borrowed; the faculty member should ensure that the research assistant is using the privilege solely to obtain materials needed by the faculty member or required by the research assistant's assigned project.
Click here to apply for these privileges.
Your partner and children may have courtesy borrowing privileges at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore libraries. To apply, please visit the Magill Library front desk with appropriate ID.
Research & Course Instruction Support
Subject librarians are happy to assist you in any way possible, from creating resource guides for your course to visiting your class.
In support of the faculty, librarians teach students research skills and strategies, including the very critical work of finding and interrogating texts, in both print and digital formats. Librarians also facilitate rich, complex, dynamic, and dialectic engagement with these texts. At all academic levels, librarians foster information literacy, understanding, critical reflection, knowledge production, and scholarship with classes, while also providing intensive, one-on-one support of students throughout their college career and culminating in their senior capstone projects.
Librarians provide a scaffolding of instruction that takes students from the basics of library catalogs and database searching, through an informed use of both print and digital sources, to an insider view of their chosen discipline's literature. Students at each level are encouraged to develop the evaluative and critical skills that will lead them to more complex projects. Librarians help students learn to contextualize ideas, whether on the screen or in print, and to see themselves as active participants in a purposeful conversation.
Librarians work with faculty to provide instruction tailored to the needs of a particular class in terms of its subject matter. They prepare web pages of relevant resources, so that students can become familiar with the key tools they need for research (see the Tri-College list of guides for current courses). In their discussions with classes, librarians bring in examples of content and issues that relate to course readings and to individual student research topics. They also explain strategies for navigating library systems, scholarly literatures, and the hybrid world of digital and print resources.
The Library's instruction format is very flexible. It can be used in the classroom, in the library, or in a workshop outside of class hours. Students also work individually with librarians on approaches to and resources for a research question. Many students, particularly senior thesis writers, remain in contact with their librarians throughout their projects. Content for instruction can focus on a class research paper, on particular databases, on resources for a subject area, or whatever will be most useful to students.
Subject librarians work closely with individual departments to assist faculty in their research projects and in preparing courses. We can help you plan research strategies, access key databases, and stay current in academic fields. Please take advantage of these services and ask about more:
Inquiries and Research
- Quick answers that can save you time. "I have part of a citation but can’t find the article."
- In-depth research help with resources and databases that librarians use with facility. "The cited reference search in the Web of Science indicates that Bennett’s article has had an impact beyond the field of gender studies."
- Orientation to research in a field or topic area that is new to you.
- Notifications about relevant new titles from your departmental librarian.
Information Management and Publishing.
- Advice on data access, manipulation, and storage.
- Assistance in working with different formats (image, film, audio), including access, rights, and reproduction.
- Help with managing citations through bibliographic software like Zotero and EndNote.
- Information about publishing, copyright, review sources, and the ways that libraries provide access to scholarship.
Work with Students and Classes
- Initial training for your student research assistants and support for them throughout their projects.
- Course guides tailored to the topics in your individual class and the needs of your students.
- Class instruction on research methods and resources pertinent to specific projects. Faculty decide on the length of the session and location (classroom or library).
- Workshops (outside of class) teach a variety of proficiencies which students need as they progress toward the senior capstone project. Faculty can recommend workshops to students in order to build their skills.
- Librarians meet individually with students to give them guidance throughout the research process. They facilitate students’ use and understanding of a wide array of materials, both print and digital, available beyond the collections in the Tri-Colleges.
Collections and Resources
- Library collections at Haverford that support your teaching and research interests can be developed through a partnership with your departmental librarian.
- Library staff have extensive experience in acquiring material published across the globe, out-of-print titles, and other hard-to-get items.
- There are additional relevant collections at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore, most materials deliverable within 24 hours.
- Assistance in identifying rare materials in tri-college collections that will serve teaching and research needs. Also help in finding digital or microfilm copies of rare materials along with information about where the original material can be viewed.
- A wide array of resources beyond the tri-colleges is available with expedited services through E-Z Borrow, Interlibrary Loan, and Article Delivery.
- Haverford faculty members have privileges to borrow materials at the University of Pennsylvania and may use collections at Princeton and other research libraries through Haverford’s membership in SHARES.
- Digital Services and Scholarship staff works with faculty, students and Instructional and Informational Technology Services Staff to produce digital projects for classes and for longer term projects.
- For more information, see the Digital Scholarship page.
To find out more, please contact your subject librarian:
To see what is on electronic reserves for a particular course, please log in to Moodle.
To add materials to electronic reserves, please contact Theresa Donahue (Magill Library), Carol Howe (White Science Library & Astronomy Library), Adam Crandell (Union Music Library), or your administrative assistant, as appropriate.
To see what is on physical reserves for a particular course, search by either professor last name or course number/name:
To add materials to physical reserves, please fill out the form below or visit any library front desk.
Streaming Media for Your Course
The Libraries will make streaming versions of media available in Moodle course sites. We will stream media in keeping with the TEACH Act, the College's Copyright policy, and available library resources. This means that:
- We will require a copy of the final course syllabus, on which the title of the work must appear.
- Works to be streamed must be owned by the Libraries. We will attempt to purchase copies of media for our collection when possible.
- We will not prepare for streaming third-party copies, recordings or transfers, including rentals or personal recordings of broadcasted material.
In order to request streaming audio for a course, please send a list of required recordings and your course syllabus at least 2 weeks before the semester (or date needed for streaming) to Adam Crandell. Once the streaming audio is ready, it will be linked in your Moodle course.
In order to request streaming video for a course, please fill out this form for each film and send your course syllabus to Adam Crandell. Once the streaming video is ready, it will be linked in your Moodle course.
Because many films are only available for temporary streaming rights at a cost of $125 per course, we ask that you indicate whether you would like the Libraries to purchase the streaming rights at that price. For those films not available for lease, we will attempt to obtain permission from the rights holder of the work.
Once you have submitted your request, you will recieve an email with further details on how the streaming video process works. If you would like to schedule a film screening venue for your class, please view the Hires and Gummere Morley rooms on the Places page.
Haverford Scholarship is a comprehensive and authoritative archive of citations to Haverford College faculty publications. This repository contains over 3,000 records dating back to 1986.
Search by Keyword, Author, or Title:
Faculty wishing to submit citations for inclusion in Haverford Scholarship should contact Norm Medeiros.
Effective January, 2011, the National Science Foundation requires that all applications for research funding include a data management plan to describe how the data created from the funded research will be shared, preserved and described. The library can assist Haverford faculty in managing their data to meet this requirement.
The Library will help researchers locate appropriate disciplinary repositories, when possible. Otherwise, we can work with faculty to provide local solutions, including Triceratops. Triceratops is Haverford's instance of DSpace, the open source repository software jointly developed by MIT and HP, and widely deployed for academia. Triceritops can be used to publish, manage, and preserve data for wider distribution. It also provides enhanced access restrictions and embargo periods that can be applied as requested by researchers. Data files are easily downloaded by either authorized users or a general audience, as permitted.
For those faculty relying on the storage server, please note that data on the storage server is redundantly spread across multiple san servers for easy backup. Tape archives of the data are also archived, and the college maintains both local and off-site copies of these tapes as a normal function of disaster preparedness.
For more information on Data Management support, please contact Norm Medeiros.
- University of Wisconsin Research Data Services
- ICPSR - Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans
- Cornell Univesity Data Management Planning
Links to data management requirements and plans relevant to specific Directorates, Offices, Divisions, Programs, or other NSF units, are provided below. If guidance specific to the program is not provided, then the requirements established in Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter II.C.2.j apply.
- Education & Human Resources Directorate (EHR)
- Engineering Directorate (ENG)
- Geosciences Directorate (GEO)
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS)
- Division of Astronomical Sciences
- Division of Chemistry
- Division of Materials Research
- Division of Mathematical Sciences
- Division of Physics
- Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE)
For non-NSF data requirements, please consult: http://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/funding
- Atmospheric Science
National Center for Atmospheric Research - Scientific datasets of historical value are curated and catalogued at the Mass Storage System
Dryad - an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences.
Protein Data Bank - An Information portal to biological macromolecular structures
UniProt - Submit a new protein sequence to UniProtKB using SPIN, a web-based tool for submitting directly sequenced protein sequences to the Universal Protein Resource (for new nucleotide submissions, use EMBL's WEBIN instead).
PubChem - provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It includes substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data in three primary databases, PCSubstance, PCCompound, and PCBioAssay, respectively.
- Computer Science
Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) - provides tools and analyses promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure.
- Earth Science
GEON - Portal for sharing, publishing, and integrating data.
National Oceanographic Data Center - NODC is an organization made up of the Oceanographic Data Center, National Coastal Data Development Center, World Data Center for Oceanography, and the NOAA Central Library, integrated to provide access to the world's most comprehensive sources of marine environmental data and information.
- Space Science
National Space Science Data Center - NSSDC accepts data from: active archives in the space sciences funded through the Science Missions Directorate, missions in that same directorate, and individual scientists (mission or instrument principal investigators).
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - The world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR staff can guide you in preparing your data for archiving and distribution. See their Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving and their page on Depositing Data.
Additional Data Repositories
New to the Collection
- Critical race theory : an introduction
New York : New York University Press, c2012
- Notes on glaze : 18 photographic investigations
Wayne author. Koestenbaum
Brooklyn, NY : Cabinet Books, 
- The Social Practice That is Race : An Essay in Conversation
Daniel S. Wang
[Minneapolis, Minnesota] : Beyond Repair , 2016
- Almost nature
Gerco de Ruijter
[Eindhoven] : Timmer Art Books / Lecturis 
- Medieval ghost stories : an anthology of miracles, marvels and prodigies
Woodbridge : Boydell, 2006
- Arrested justice : black women, violence, and America's prison nation
New York : New York University Press, c2012
- Hamilton : the revolution : being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America
New York, NY : Grand Central Pub. : Melcher Media, 
- Invisible man : Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem
Gottingen, Germany : Steidl Pleasantville, NY : Gordon Parks Foundation Chicago, Illinois : The Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.
- The price of salt
Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2015
- Sleeping on the wing : an anthology of modern poetry, with essays on reading and writing
New York : Vintage Books, 1982, c1981
- The triggering town : lectures and essays on poetry and writing
New York London : W.W. Norton, 2010
- Hunting girls : sexual violence from The hunger games to campus rape
New York : Columbia University Press, 
- Pride & joy : taking the streets of New York City
Jurek photographer. Wajdowicz
New York : The New Press, 2016.
- Rembrandt's naked truth : drawing nude models in the Golden Age
1606-1669 artist. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Amsterdam : The Rembrandt House Museum Zwolle : WBOOKS, 
- An Ethiopian romance
of Emesa Heliodorus
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1998?]
- Charles Le Brun (1619-1690)
Lens : Muse du Louvre-Lens Paris : LIENART ditions, 2016
- Cave temples of Dunhuang : Buddhist art on China's Silk Road
Los Angeles, California : Getty Conservation Institute, 
- Diane Arbus : in the beginning, 1956-1962
Jeff curator. Rosenheim
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
- Integrating differentiated instruction & understanding by design : connecting content and kids
Carol A Tomlinson
Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2006
- Giovanni's room
New York : Vintage International, 2013
- The Lonely Londoners
Harlow, Essex : Longman San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago : Lexicon Trinidad, 1985, 1956
- One day in Europe [DVD]
Germany Spain naf
- The Odyssey : a play
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1993
- The plantation machine : Atlantic capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica
Trevor G. (Trevor Graeme) author. Burnard
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 
- 880-02 Yotsuba to!
880-04 Tky : Media Wkusu : Hatsubaimoto Kadokawa Shoten, 2003-
- Pentadius Ovidian poet : music, myth and love
Hildesheim : Weidmann, 
- Cross and sword : an eyewitness history of Christianity in Latin America
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 1989
- Piano music. Selections
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mnchen : G. Henle Verlag, 
- Achieving workers' rights in the global economy
Ithaca London : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016.
- Government at work : policymaking in the twenty-first-century Congress
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
- Splendor, myth, and vision : nudes from the Prado
Museo del Prado creator.
Williamstown, Massachusetts : Clark Art Institute, in collaboration with Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 
- What are you doing here? : police abuses against Afghans in Pakistan
[New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, November 2015
- Jews and Christians in thirteenth-century France
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
- Post-racial or most-racial? : race and politics in the Obama era
Chicago London : University of Chicago Press, 
- Philo Judaeus : or, The Jewish-Alexandrian philosophy in its development and completion
London Edinburgh : Williams and Norgate, 1888
- Plays. Selections
Leuven : Leuven University Press, 
- What we have seen = Was haben wir gesehen
Gttingen : Steidl, 2016.
- A Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America
Monroe Nathan Work
[Whitefish, Montana] : Kessinger Legacy Reprints, [2010?]
- The time between : the sequences of Minor White
Minor photographer. White
San Francisco, CA : Modernbook Editions, 2015.
- Delicious book design
Mulgrave, Victoria : Images Publishing, 2016
- Figures de fantaisie du XVIe au XVIIIe sicle
Paris : Somogy ditions dart, 
- Speaking power to truth : digital discourse and the public intellectual
Edmonton, AB : AU Press, Athabasca University, 
- Diane Arbus : portrait of a photographer
Arthur author. Lubow
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
- Routledge handbook of critical terrorism studies
London New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
- Apocalyptic cartography : thematic maps and the end of the world in a fifteenth-century manuscript
Chet Van Duzer
Leiden Boston : Brill/Hes & De Graaf, 
- The underground railroad : a novel
New York : Doubleday, 
- Report by the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Italian campaign
Allied Forces. Mediterranean Theatre
London : His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1946-48
- Phosphor handbook
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, 2007
- Apocrypha anecdota : a collection of thirteen apocryphal books and fragments now first edited from manuscripts
Cambridge [Eng.] : University Press, 1893
- Anders Petersen : Valparaiso
Marseille : Andr Frre Editions, 
- Writing in political science : a brief guide
New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Roman drama and its contexts
Berlin Boston : De Gruyter, 
- City of the soul : Rome and the romantics
John A. author. Pinto
New York : The Morgan Library & Museum : The Foundation for Landscape Studies Hanover : The University Press of New England, 
- An introduction to the composition and analysis of Greek prose
Eleanor author. Dickey
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Hieronymus Bosch : visions and nightmares
Nils author. Bttner
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2016.
- Peinture Versailles. English
Paris : Buchet-Chastel : Runion des muses nationaux, 1998
- Laughter out of place : race, class, violence, and sexuality in a Rio shantytown
Donna M Goldstein
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003
- Meryl McMaster : confluence
Ottawa, ON : Carleton University Art Gallery St. John's, NL : The Rooms, Provincial Art Gallery Division Thunder Bay, ON : Thunder Bay Art Gallery Lethbridge, AB : University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, 
- Chris Killip : in flagrante two.
Gttingen : Steidl, 2015.
- Cane : authoritative text
New York : Liveright, 2011
- A history of the modern Chinese Army
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2009
- Trash talks : revelations in the rubbish
Elizabeth V. Spelman
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Breaking women : gender, race, and the new politics of imprisonment
Jill A McCorkel
New York : New York University Press, 
- The discovery of chance : the life and thought of Alexander Herzen
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 
- The Habsburg empire : a new history
Pieter M. Judson
Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 
- Educating emergent bilinguals : policies, programs, and practices for English language learners
New York : Teachers College Press, c2010
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2016
- Seeing ourselves : women's self-portraits
Frances author. Borzello
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2016.
- Custom built : a twenty-year survey of work by Allan Wexler
Atlanta, Ga : Atlanta College of Art Gallery New York : Distributed by D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers, 1999
- The Penelopiad
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2005
- Magnum cycling
Guy author. Andrews
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2016.
- Der Wiener Dioskurides : Codex medicus Graecus 1 der sterreichischen Nationalbibliothek
sterreichische Nationalbibliothek. Manuscript. Med. Gr. 1
Graz : Akademische Druck u. Verlagsanstalt, 1998-1999
- Manuscript circulation and the invention of politics in early Stuart England
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- The Port Huron project : reenactments of New Left protest speeches
Milano : Charta, 2010
- Schengen's kit : rules and advices for survival of refugee at sea
Charleroi, Belgium : Christine Kermaire, 
- Views of the gardens at Marly : Louis XIV : royal gardener
Paris : A. de Gourcuff, 1998
- Immigrant students and literacy : reading, writing, and remembering
New York : Teachers College Press, c2007
- Oxford studies in philosophy of religion. Volume 4
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
- The lost books of the Odyssey
New York : Picador, 2010
- Louis XV Fontainebleau : la demeure des rois au temps des Lumires
Paris : Runion des muses nationaux Fontainebleau : Chteau de Fontainebleau, 
- Li Songsong : historical materialism
Bielefeld : Kerber Verlag, 
- Screen presence : cinema culture and the art of Warhol, Rauschenberg, Hatoum and Gordon
Stephen author. Monteiro
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 
- Symphonies, C
London New York : Eulenburg, c1984
- The making of terrorism
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993
- Metal oxide chemistry and synthesis : from solution to solid state
Chichester New York : John Wiley, 2000
- Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire : (post)modern interpretations
London Sterling, Virginia : Pluto Press, 2002
- Literary theory : a very short introduction
Jonathan D Culler
Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
- Rhythm and noise : an aesthetics of rock
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1996
- The essentials of Greek grammar : a reference for intermediate readers of Attic Greek
Louise H. Pratt
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2010
- The Anatomical Venus : wax, God, death & the ecstatic
New York, NY : D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., 
- 880-01 Supermarket of the dead : Burnt offerings in China & the cult of globalized consumption = Ming jian chao shi
Cologne : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, c2015
- Public home : Gaby Steiner : Brooklyn 2009-2014.
Bielefeld : Kerber, 2015.
- Philosophische Untersuchungen = Philosophical investigations
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
- Salt'n vinegar
[Gttingen] : Steidl, c2016.
- Introduction to Modern Colloid Science
Robert J. Hunter
Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
- Mapping my return : a Palestinian memoir
Salman H. author. Abu-Sitta
Cairo : American University In Cairo Press, 2016.
- Encyclopedic liberty : political articles in the Dictionary of Diderot and d'Alembert
Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, Inc., 
- Cao Fei : I watch that worlds pass by
Berlin : DAC, Daimler Art Collection Cologne : Snoeck, 2015
- Le Chteau de Versailles en 100 chefs-d'uvre = The Palace of Versailles through 100 masterpieces
Cinisello Balsamo, Milano : Silvana, 2014
- Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
J. D. Vance
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Living in integrity : a global ethic to restore a fragmented earth
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 1998
- Jon Rafman : nine eyes
Los Angeles, USA : New Documents, 
- In the sounds and seas
[Chicago : Monkey-Rope Press, 2011]-
- The Mayans among us : migrant women and meatpacking on the Great Plains
Ann L. Sittig
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 
- Autoportrait 1996-2015
Stockport, England : Dewi Lewis Publishing, 
- Germaine de Stal : a political portrait
Biancamaria author. Fontana
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 
- Introducing comparative literature : new trends and applications
London New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
- Family photography now
Sophie author. Howarth
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2016.
- Race and ethnicity in the classical world : an anthology of primary sources in translation
Rebecca Futo Kennedy
Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Company, Inc., 
- Street art--today : the 50 most influential street artists today
Tielt : Lannoo nv, 
- Something to hide? : Indonesia's restrictions on media freedom and rights monitoring in Papua
[New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, November 2015
- Writing in multicultural settings
New York : Modern Language Association of America, 1997
- Norwegian wood
New York : Vintage International, c2000
- Emanations : the art of the cameraless photograph
Munich London New York : DelMonico Books-Prestel New Plymouth, New Zealand : Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 
- Werner Bischof : backstory
New York, N.Y. : Aperture, 
- The photofilmic : entangled images in contemporary art and visual culture
Leuven : Leuven University Press, 
- Made in Nunavut : an experiment in decentralized government
Vancouver Toronto : UBC Press, 
- New York sleeps
Munich New York : Prestel, 2016.
- The birth of cool : style narratives of the African diaspora
London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
- Global trade, smuggling, and the making of economic liberalism : Asian textiles in France 1680-1760
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.