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Using the Collections

How Long Items Can Be Checked Out

To see how long you can have something checked out, choose the option below that best describes you:

  Borrowing Length Renewals Overdue Fines/Penalties
Books & Music Scores Feb 15 of next year Renewable via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), e-mail, or in person Replacement costs if book is lost
Recalled Materials Generally due 5 days after the other patron's request Not renewable Account blocked
Bound Journals & Sound Recordings 28 days 2 renewals via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), e-mail, or in person Replacement costs if lost
Videos/DVDs 1 week (Limit: 10 at a time) 1 renewal via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), e-mail, or in person Replacement costs if video/DVD is lost
Current Science & Music Journals In-Library Use Only    
Special Collections Case-by-case Request by e-mail or in person  
E-ZBorrow Books 28 days 2 renewals via Tripod or e-mail  
Interlibrary Loan Materials Varies - see white band on the item Request renewal by responding to the "soon-to-be-due" courtesy e-mail; lending library may grant or refuse renewal Replacement costs if material is lost
  Borrowing Length Renewals Overdue Fines/Penalties
Books, Music Scores, Bound Journals, & Sound Recordings 28 days 2 renewals by via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), or e-mail; 3rd renewal can be done in person only 3 week grace period with no fines, after that: at least $15 fine
Recalled Materials Generally due 5 days after the other patron's request Not renewable $2 per day
Videos/DVDs 1 week (Limit: 5 at a time) 1 3-day renewal via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), or e-mail HC, BMC items: 10 day grace, then at least $15 fine* — SC items: $1/day
Current Science & Music Journals In-Library Use Only    
Special Collections Case-by-case Request by e-mail or in person  
E-ZBorrow Books 28 days 2 renewals via Tripod or e-mail $1 per day
Interlibrary Loan Materials Varies - see white band on the book or material Request renewal by responding to the "soon-to-be-due" courtesy e-mail; lending library may grant or refuse renewal $1 per day
Reserves 2 hours, in-library use. Most items may be checked out overnight and are due within 2 hours of opening the following day. Unlimited renewals in person at the circulation desk, unless the item has been requested by another patron HC items: 2 day grace period, but professor is notified, then at least $15 fine* — BMC items: $1/hour — SC items: 1 penalty point/hr

*After the grace period a bill is sent that includes a replacement cost for the material, a $10 processing fee and a $15 billing fee. Items returned after a bill has been sent will have the replacement cost and $10 fee waived; the $15 fine stands. Items returned after a bill has been sent to the Business Office for collection will only have the replacement cost waived; $25 stands.

  Borrowing Length Renewals Overdue Fines/Penalties
Books & Music Scores 1 semester 2 renewals via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), or e-mail; 3rd renewal can be done in person only 3 week grace period with no fines, after that: at least $15 fine
Recalled Materials Generally due 5 days after the other patron's request Not renewable $2 per day
Videos/DVDs 1 week (Limit: 5 at a time) 1 3-day renewal via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), or e-mail HC, BMC items: 10 day grace, then at least $15 fine* — SC items: $1/day
Bound Journals & Sound Recordings 28 days Renewable via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175), e-mail, or in person 3 week grace period with no fines, after that: at least $15 fine
Current Science & Music Journals In-Library Use Only    
Special Collections Case-by-case Request by e-mail or in person  
E-ZBorrow Books 28 days 2 renewals via Tripod or e-mail $1 per day
Interlibrary Loan Materials Varies - see white band on the book or material Request renewal by responding to the "soon-to-be-due" courtesy e-mail; lending library may grant or refuse renewal $1 per day
Reserves 2 hours, in-library use. Most items may be checked out overnight and are due within 2 hours of opening the following day. Unlimited renewals in person at the circulation desk, unless the item has been requested by another patron HC items: 2 day grace period, but professor is notified, then at least $15 fine* — BMC items: $1/hour — SC items: 1 penalty point/hr

*After the grace period a bill is sent that includes a replacement cost for the material, a $10 processing fee and a $15 billing fee. Items returned after a bill has been sent will have the replacement cost and $10 fee waived; the $15 fine stands. Items returned after a bill has been sent to the Business Office for collection will only have the replacement cost waived; $25 stands.

Alumni may have up to 15 items checked out at a given time.

  Borrowing Length Renewals Overdue Fines/Penalties
Books & Music Scores 28 days 2 renewals via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175) or e-mail; 3rd renewal can be done in person only 3 week grace period with no fines, after that: at least $15 fine
Recalled Materials Generally due 5 days after the other patron's request; you cannot recall items from other patrons Not renewable $2 per day
Videos/DVDs 4 days (Limit: 3 at a time) 1 renewal HC items, BMC items: 10 day grace, then at least $15 fine* — SC items: $1/day
Periodicals/Journals In-Library use only    
Sound Recordings 1 week 1 renewal HC items: 10 day grace period, then at least $15 fine*
E-ZBorrow Books Not available for use    
Interlibrary Loan Materials Not available for use    

*After the grace period a bill is sent that includes a replacement cost for the material, a $10 processing fee and a $15 billing fee.

Please view the Libraries' policy on who may be extended courtesy borrowing privileges.

NOTE: Those with courtesy borrowing privileges may have up to 10 items checked out at a given time.

  Borrowing Length Renewals Overdue Fines/Penalties
Books & Music Scores 28 days 2 renewals via Tripod, phone (610-896-1175) or e-mail; 3rd renewal can be done in person only 3 week grace period with no fines, after that: at least $15 fine
Recalled Materials Generally due 5 days after the other patron's request; you cannot recall items from other patrons Not renewable $2 per day
Videos/DVDs 4 days (Limit: 3 at a time) 1 renewal HC items, BMC items: 10 day grace, then at least $15 fine* — SC items: $1/day
Periodicals/Journals In-Library use only    
Sound Recordings 1 week 1 renewal HC items: 10 day grace period, then at least $15 fine*
E-ZBorrow Books Not available for use    
Interlibrary Loan Materials Not available for use    

*After the grace period a bill is sent that includes a replacement cost for the material, a $10 processing fee and a $15 billing fee.

Renew Checked Out Items

If you would like to renew your Tri-Co item(s), sign in to Tripod or stop by any library front desk. Please note:

  • Most Tri-Co items can be renewed twice online—subsequent renewals must be done at any library front desk.
  • Certain Tri-Co items (such as videos, CDs, reserve items) allow for fewer than 2 online renewals (if any). If you are unable to renew via Tripod, please stop by any library front desk.


If you would like to renew your E-ZBorrow item(s) (those with blue bands), log in to Tripod. You may renew E-ZBorrow items twice.


If you would like to renew your Interlibrary Loan item(s) (those with white bands), do one of the following (and note that renewal is contingent upon lending library's approval):

  • Respond to your courtesy "soon-to-be-due" notification email.
  • Send an email to VoGF+]&zh-*!5Dw`jU?dm]#[@\00hGp7Qi{e'%gSO^{Ic with the name of the item you would like to renew.
  • Stop by Magill's front desk and fill out a renewal request form.

Besides Books, What Else Can Be Borrowed?

The Libraries has lots of different items available for you to borrow. Some examples include:

Quaker & Special Collections

Quaker & Special Collections includes the world-renowned Quaker Collection, college archives, rare books and manuscripts, and fine art—all of which can be accessed by anyone. To find out more, visit the Quaker & Special Collections page.

Use Online Resources From Off-Campus

Current Haverford students, faculty, and staff can access subscription databases from off-campus by logging in to EZProxy using your email login and password.


How EZProxy Works

Once you have logged in, the URL of the page your are on will contain "ezproxy.haverford.edu" (e.g., "http://tripod.brynmawr.edu.ezproxy.haverford.edu"). If you no longer see "ezproxy.haverford.edu" in the URL, then add https://ezproxy.haverford.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the resource's URL to reinitiate your EZProxy session. Because EZProxy works by dynamically re-writing URLs, ensure you navigate by clicking on links within a page, not by typing in URLs into the address bar.

A Tri-Co page with frequently asked questions about EZProxy is available.

If you have any other questions or issues, please contact the Libraries at (610) 896-1175 or library.haverford.edu.


Bookmarklet

To install the EZProxy bookmarklet, drag the button below to your browser's bookmarks toolbar. Then, just click it any time you want to access the current page via EZProxy.

Access via EZProxy


Alumni Access

Alumni can access JSTOR and Project MUSE from off-campus as well. For more information, click here.

Borrowing Materials from Beyond the Tri-Co

If what you're looking for is not available (either it's checked out or the Tri-Co doesn't own it), you may borrow materials from libraries beyond the Tri-Co—try Borrowing Beyond Tri-Co, which will instruct you on using Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow. For more information on E-ZBorrow, view this page. Also, here are some FAQs about ILL:

How do I submit a request?

The easiest way is to click on the Find It button as you explore various electronic resources, such as WorldCat, etc. If you already have a citation, feel free to fill out either an article request form or a books and more request form.

Who is eligible to use Interlibrary Loan?

Actively enrolled students, active faculty and staff, and emeritus faculty are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan to request items from libraries outside of the Tri-College system. These items include books, videos, CDs, DVDs, microforms, journal articles, book chapters, and more.

Is there a limit to the number of requests I can make?

Absolutely not.

How long does Interlibrary Loan take?

Articles often arrive within 24 hours, and usually books and more arrive within five to ten business days (depending upon proximity of lending library).

How do I get my Interlibrary Loan items when they arrive?

Articles are generally sent to you by email. For books and more, you are notified when your item is available for pick up at the circulation desk in Magill.

How long can I keep my Interlibrary Loan items?

Each lending library sets its own policy on due dates and renewals. Some libraries do not grant renewals, and that will be indicated on the item borrowed. If you want to request a renewal, contact the Interlibrary Loan office BEFORE the book is due.

What are the fines on Interlibrary Loan items?

Fines for overdue interlibrary loan items are $1.00/day. Please return items promptly when due to avoid jeopardizing our borrowing privileges with the lending library.

Can I borrow dissertations and theses?

Yes, however many dissertations and theses in the social sciences and humanities are available through Proquest.


For further questions, contact the Interlibrary Loan office:

Mailing Address: ILL Department
Magill Library
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: 610-896-1171
Email: VoGF+]&zh-*!5Dw`jU?dm]#[@\00hGp7Qi{e'%gSO^{Ic
Fax: 610-896-1102

Course Support

Course Guides

If a librarian just visited your class, find the course guide s/he created for you by browsing here. You may also browse the course guides of past semesters here.

Reserves

To see what is on physical reserves for a particular course, search by either professor last name or course number/name:

To see what is on electronic reserve, see your Moodle course.

Any questions about reserves may be directed to Theresa Donahue (for Magill Library reserves), Dora Wong (for White Science Library reserves), or Adam Crandell (for Union Music Library reserves).

(Professors wishing to put something on either physical or electronic reserve, read more here.)

 

Other Services

You may be interested in the help that the Libraries' Digital Scholarship team can provide, such as toolboxes to help you with your digital projects. Find out more on the Digital Scholarship page.