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Library Materials

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

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Alumane/i access to the library's electronic resources

Bryn Mawr alumnae/i may access several online research and learning resources for free through Athena's Web (managed by the Alumnae/i Office).

Alumnae/i Borrowing

Alumnae/i who are in good standing with the Tri-College libraries get free lifetime borrowing privileges.

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 borrow materials that are not available from Bryn Mawr, Haverford or Swarthmore libraries.

Course Reserves

The libraries keep course materials behind the circulation desk for short-term access.

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, billing fees, 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 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.

Suggest purchase of a book, journal, or electronic resource

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

Suggest purchase of a DVD or streaming video

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