Students reading in the Philips Wing, Lutnick Library (Source: Patrick Montero, Haverford College)
Welcome to Haverford College! I am glad for the chance to introduce your new libraries.
You have access to close to 3 million physical and digital items including films, manuscripts, photographs and more through the Tripod library catalog. This also includes many physical titles from Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore that you can request through Tripod. Use the Haverford libraries' website to learn about services and connect with library staff.
You will find resources, study spaces, and meeting rooms in Lutnick Library (this main building includes Quaker and Special Collections and the Digital scholarship Commons), the White Science Library (part of KINSC and found in Hilles on the third floor), the Astronomy Library (in the Strawbridge Observatory) and the Harris Music Library.
The libraries are your spaces. You can track down sources, learn, study and share ideas. The library staff is dedicated to supporting your development as researchers and scholars. Ask us questions and tell us when you run into a problem. We want you to have every opportunity possible to explore, analyze and reach new levels of understanding.
For BMC and HC users, log into Tripod (upper right corner) to access the "Request" button that will have titles delivered within the Trico. They will usually usually arrive in one or two days.
If a book is currently checked out, request it through EZ Borrow (see below) rather than recalling it from its current user. You will get it faster that way.
Haverford users can request materials using the Borrowing beyond Trico page. There are no charges for requests nor are there limits on the number of items you can submit. Articles, book chapters and other digital material will be sent to your email address. You will be notified when print copies and other material are ready for you to come and check out.
Use EZ Borrow to request books from regional libraries including Penn and NYU. They will often arrive in 3 to 4 days.
Use Interlibrary Loan for books not in EZ Borrow as well as dissertations, videos, and other materials.
Use Articles for journal articles and single chapters from books.
All BMC and HC users can request articles and books using the button in database records and in WorldCat.