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Library Basics: An Introduction to the Libraries at Bryn Mawr (BMC)

What is Tripod?

Introduction to Tripod Tutorial


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Requesting Books Tutorial



How do I find the books?

When you locate a book in Tripod, check the holdings tab for the location.

Bryn Mawr: Canaday indicates that the book is at Bryn Mawr's Canaday Library.


If the book is available at Haverford or Swarthmore, and is "available" click the "request" link to have the book delivered to Bryn Mawr! You'll receive an email when it arrives, usually in 24 hours.


How do I find where the book is shelved at Bryn Mawr?

Look at the book's "call number" to find its location. 

Book locations and floor maps for the libraries are listed on the library's webpage.



How are the call numbers arranged on the shelf?

Materials are shelved by the "Library of Congress" call number classification system. If you need help locating a book, please ask at the Reference or Circulation desks!


What do I do if my book is checked out?
If the book is not listed as "available" it may be checked out.  You can request a copy from outside the TriCollege Libraries by using EZ-Borrow / Interlibrary Loan.