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Navigating the libraries: a guide for first-year students at Swat

Swat Libraries: The Basics

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• There are 3 main libraries: McCabe (Humanities & Social Sciences), Cornell (Sciences), and Underhill (Performing Arts). You are welcome to use any library, no matter what you're studying.

• The Swarthmore librarians are happy to answer your questions, large or small. If you're not sure whether a librarian is the right person to talk to, just ask and we'll help you sort it out.

• To find a book, journal, newspaper, or article, search Tripod.

• To have a book delivered to you from Haverford or Bryn Mawr, find the book in Tripod, then click the Request button. Specify which Swarthmore library from which you'd like to pick up the book. You'll get an email within 1 day letting you know the book is ready.