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

What can I borrow?

Most items on the shelves at the libraries can be checked out. Bring any item you wish to borrow to the Circulation Desk with your student ID card.  

Your Library Account

Log in to your library account to:

  • Renew materials
  • View what you have currently checked out
  • See your holds and Interlibrary Loan requests.
  • Save searches or make lists of favorite items to refer to later
  • When you first login, you will be asked for your barcode, which is on the front of your ID card.

Requesting Books Tutorial




A professor may reserve books or videos for your class to be held at a library Circulation Desk. 

  • Search here to check which library has your reserves.
  • Reserve materials check out for 3 hours, with two renewals.

Multimedia Equipment

Canaday has cameras, camcorders, digital audio recorders, tripods and more available to borrow for 4 days at a time.