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Who May Borrow?

Family members of Swarthmore College faculty and staff may borrow using their One Card. Non-college-affiliated community members may borrow materials after applying for a courtesy card at McCabe Library. Current, valid identification and proof of residency will be required.

Who May Borrow for Free


  • Swarthmore College Alumni
  • Teachers in the Wallingford Swarthmore School District
  • Teachers in any Friends School
  • Students at Strath Haven High School (with a registration card signed by the SHHS Librarian)
  • ABC House staff
  • Employees of the Swarthmore and Wallingford Public Libraries
  • Residents of Pendle Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania faculty
  • Members of the Pennsylvania Academic Libraries Consortium, Inc.


Who may borrow for an annual $20 fee
  • Residents in the Wallingford Swarthmore School District
    • $10 for senior citizens
  • Teachers at Public Schools in Chester, Delaware or Philadelphia County
  • Faculty and students of other colleges and universities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania
  • Clergy


Non-local, visiting scholars may borrow for an annual $100 fee.