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Library Resources for Students

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Use class materials on reserve

To find out what materials on reserve are available for your class, search for your course in Tripod:

Use the search bar drop down menu and select Course Reserves Search by:

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Learn more about affordable textbooks at Swarthmore.

Find a study space

Looking for a quiet spot to study alone?

  • Try the Lower Level of McCabe or one of the green pods on Level Two.
  • Cornell has quiet spaces on Level 2.

Want to be alone, but need to practice a presentation or be able to talk without disturbing others?

  • Use the Video Conference Room in McCabe (307, reservable on Swat Central)
  • Rooms on the Lower floor of Underhill: 105, 106 and 107.

Need a place to study in a group? Try:

  • McCabe 2nd and 3rd Floor Lounges.
  • McCabe group study rooms (some reservable on Swat Central)
  • Cornell 1st Floor group studies and the Seminar Room (reservable on Swat Central)
  • Underhill Crum Lounge and the Seminar Room.


Unwind with resources brought to you by the libraries
  • Find quick access to popular newspapers, streaming film and music
  • Stop by McCabe for free snacks, coffee and tea each weeknight at 8:30
  • Watch Netflix, movies and TV in the McCabe Family Viewing Room on Level 3 (reservable in Swat Central)
  • Find puzzles and games in every library
  • Explore bestsellers and popular magazines in the McCabe popular reading room
  • Browse the Comics collection on McCabe Level 2.
  • See this guide for more unwinding ideas, including tips for using the local public library system