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Visitor Information

Library buildings are open only to students, faculty, staff, and approved researchers during these hours.

The information, below, refers to the time when we are ready be able to fully reopen. Thank you for understanding!

Visitor Hours
  • During the school year, visitors are welcome in McCabe, Cornell, and Underhill Libraries until 8pm Sunday through Friday and until 6pm on Saturday. 
    • These hours are subject to change when classes are not in session.
  • Please sign the guestbook as you enter the library.
  • Hours for Friends Historical Library and the Peace Collection are generally 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday. See their visitor information pages for updates. 
Maps and Directions
  • Visitors may obtain guest accounts on the SwatGuest network.
  • Accounts are good for 4 days and may be recreated when expired.
  • See this PDF from the ITS Department for help setting up your account.
  • Visitors may use our computers for access to library resources and research purposes, but preference is given to Swarthmore College students, faculty and staff members.
  • Ask for login credentials at the Circulation Desk, a photo ID is required.
  • Remember to log out of your guest session before you leave!
  • Printing is available from the public computers.
  • Please use the honor system to pay 10 cents per page at the Circulation Desk.
  • Visitors may use library scanners if they are not being used by Swarthmore College students, faculty and staff. Scanned pages sent to your email or saved to a USB drive is cost-free, printed pages are 10 cents per page. 

Use of group study spaces is limited to Swarthmore College faculty, staff and students.


For information about borrowing eligibility and policies, see our Visitor Borrowing page.