Borrowing

Borrowing
Use your College OneCard to check out materials from any Circulation Desk!

Renewals

  • Online
  • In person at a Circulation Desk
  • By phone to McCabe at 610-328-8477, Cornell at 610-328-8262, or Underhill at 610-328-8232
  • By replying to an emailed overdue notice

Requesting from Bryn Mawr and Haverford

  • You may request items directly from Tripod. Delivery is often the next day, and you will be notified when the item has arrived.
  • Alumni may request items by contacting the Circulation Desk.

Recalls

  • Before requesting a Recall, try EZ Borrow! You will receive what you want more quickly.
  • If you recall a checked out item, the borrower will have 5 days to make the return.
  • If a recall seems best, you will be notified when the item is ready for pick-up.

Returns

  • Each Circulation Desk has a return drop, and each library has an after hours return slot outside.
  • Reserve materials must be returned to the library where it was borrowed.

Penalty Points

  • Avoid points by being considerate and returning things when they are due!
  • When penalty points accrue, loss of library privileges, including use of EZ Borrow and InterLibrary Loan may result.
  • You will be responsible for replacement costs plus fees (a $15 billing and $10 processing fee) for items that are long overdue.
  • Students:
    • 10 penalty points results in the loss of overnight reserve borrowing privileges (a "block") for one week.
    • If a you incur three or more blocks in a semester, the Libraries may notify the Academic Dean.
  • Faculty: The Circulation Dept. periodically provides the College Librarian with a list of faculty in danger of being blocked. You will be blocked if:
    • A recalled book is overdue, and until it is returned.
    • Your account reaches $1,000 in fines.
    • Your account reaches 100 penalty points.
    • Your account has more than 999 items checked out.