Library Materials

Access and borrow library materials including books, journal articles and e-resources from Bryn Mawr College and beyond.

Services (15)

Alumnae/i access to the library's electronic resources

In collaboration with the Alumnae Association, LITS continues to support the research of undergraduate and graduate alumnae/i through life-time access to JSTOR, library borrowing privileges, and access to Mango Languages.

Borrow Tri-Co library items

Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore (Tri-College) libraries loan and provide access to millions of items. Tri-College faculty, staff and students can check out items from any Tri-College library Circulation Desk.

Borrowing books and articles beyond the Tri-Co

Bryn Mawr faculty, staff and students may use E-ZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan to borrow materials that are not available from Bryn Mawr, Haverford or Swarthmore libraries.

Borrowing Privileges

Alumnae/i of Bryn Mawr College's undergraduate and graduate programs who are in good standing with the library may request borrowing privileges at no cost. Professors may request proxy and projectionist cards when needed.

Collection Development (Request a Purchase)

Bryn Mawr faculty, staff and students may request additions to the library collection.

Course Reserves: Faculty Requests for In-Library Materials

The libraries keep course materials behind the circulation desk for short-term access. Faculty may request in-library reserves at one of Bryn Mawr's three libraries.

Course Reserves: Student Access

The libraries keep course materials behind the circulation desk for short-term access. Electronic reserves are available in Moodle.

Cultural and historical collections

Consult with LITS staff and use the College's extensive collections of art, cultural artifacts, rare books & manuscripts.

Electronic resources

Use Tripod to search Tri-College library resources. Millions of items are available electronically or in print at one or more Tri-College library.

Fines and bills

Library materials in high demand or borrowed from a library beyond the Tri-Colleges may be subject to overdue fines and replacement costs.

Give Items to the Library

We are grateful to the alumnae/i and friends of Bryn Mawr College who have generously donated resources to the Libraries

History and historical records of Bryn Mawr College

Consult with LITS staff on the preservation and use of the College's historical records.

In-process Book and DVD requests

Library items that are being processed and are not yet on the shelf can usually be expedited by request.

Missing library items

Did you look something up in Tripod only to go to the shelf and find that it's not there? We're here to help!

Returning library items

Tri-College library materials may be returned to any Bryn Mawr, Haverford, or Swarthmore College library.