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Unwind at the Libraries (SC)

Whether you're on campus or at home, the Swarthmore libraries have lots to offer! (Swarthmore)

Don't Forget your Public Library!

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Expand your access to the 28 libraries of Delaware County.

Head to the Swarthmore Public Library to sign up for a card, or register online.

Be sure to check out the ebooks and audiobooks.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Delaware County Library System.

Free Library of Philadelphia

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Anyone in the state of PA (even if you don't live in Philly) can sign up for a Free Library of Philadelphia card. Register online for instant access to virtual resources. Then, bring ID into a branch location to get your physical card and take advantage of all the collections.


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Tripod is the catalog for the TriCollege Libraries (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore), and your first step to see if the libraries have what you're looking for.

Whether you're looking for fiction, comics & graphic novels, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, streaming movies & documentaries, streaming music, online news, language learning resources, travel guides, test prep books, there is something for everyone.

Be sure to bookmark for access to all of our resources.

Questions? Ask a Librarian! (email, chat, phone)

Are we missing what you're looking for? Is there a new book you're excited to read? Suggest a Purchase.

Trying to access a resource from off-campus? Use the link in Tripod and you'll be prompted to log into the proxy server with your Swarthmore credentials. Having difficulties? Let us know.

Borrow Beyond TriCo

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Use the "Borrow Beyond TriCo" link in Tripod's menu to request resources from all over the country. Our wonderful Interlibrary Loan staff can get you books, DVDs, and more in as little as 2 days.