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Borrow From Bowdoin & Beyond

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Students:

  Loan Period Renewals
Bowdoin Materials    
Books, Gov. Docs, Scores—Main/Science/Music 28 days* 4
Display Alcove, Children’s Corner, Audiobooks—Main 28 days 1
Videos/DVDs—Main/Science/Music 7 days 1
Periodicals—Main/Science 7 days none
Music Recordings 7 days none
Reserves—Main/Science 2 hours (may vary) 1 (varies)
Video/DVD Reserves—Main/Science 3 hours none
Reference Materials—Main/Science/Music In-house use only  
Special Collections and Archives In-house use only  
Microform and Microform Index—Main In-house use only  
Art Library In-house use only  
Videos/DVDs—Language Media Center In-house use only  
     
Non-Bowdoin Materials    
Bates/Colby—Books, Gov. Docs, Music Scores 28 days 4
Bates/Colby—Audiobooks 28 days 1
Bates/Colby—Videos/DVDs/CDs 7 days none
Bates/Colby—Periodicals 7 days none
Bates/Colby—Music Recordings 7 days none
NExpress—Books, Gov. Docs, Music Scores 28 days 3
NExpress—Audiobooks 28 days none
NExpress—Videos/DVDs/CDs 7 days none
MaineCat—Books, Gov. Docs, Music Scores 28 days 1 (14 days only)
MaineCat—Audiobooks Varies  
MaineCat—Videos/DVDs/CDs Varies  
ILL—Periodical Articles Electronic Access  
ILL—All Other Materials Varies  

Faculty & Staff:

  Loan Period Renewals
Bowdoin Materials    
Books, Gov. Docs, Scores—Main/Science/Music 1 year unlimited
Display Alcove, Children’s Corner, Audiobooks—Main 28 days 1
Videos/DVDs—Main/Science/Music 7 days 1
Periodicals—Main/Science 7 days none
Music Recordings 120 days 1
Reserves—Main/Science 2 hours (may vary) 1 (varies)
Video/DVD Reserves—Main/Science 3 hours none
Reference Materials—Main/Science/Music In-house use only  
Special Collections and Archives In-house use only  
Microform and Microform Index—Main In-house use only  
Art Library In-house use only  
Videos/DVDs—Language Media Center 7 days none
     
Non-Bowdoin Materials    
Bates/Colby—Books, Gov. Docs, Music Scores 1 year 2
Bates/Colby—Audiobooks 28 days 1
Bates/Colby—Videos/DVDs/CDs 7 days none
Bates/Colby—Periodicals 7 days none
Bates—Music Recordings 30 days 5
Colby—Music Recordings 120 days 1
NExpress—Books, Gov. Docs, Music Scores 28 days 3
NExpress—Audiobooks 28 days none
NExpress—Videos/DVDs/CDs 7 days none
MaineCat—Books, Gov. Docs, Music Scores 28 days 1 (14 days only)
MaineCat—Audiobooks Varies  
MaineCat—Videos/DVDs/CDs Varies  
ILL—Periodical Articles Electronic Access  
ILL—All Other Materials Varies  

For books, dissertations, DVDs/videos, sound recordings, etc. use:

  For journal articles use:


CBBcat
[About]
Request it yourself from the Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin catalog  
interlibrary loan
Let our Interlibrary Loan service track it down for you
(3-10 days)
NExpress
[FAQ]
Request it yourself from a regional partner library; includes CBB
(2-3 days)
 
 
MaineCat
[About]
Request it yourself from a state of Maine partner library; includes CBB
(2-5 days)
   
Interlibrary Loan
[Guidelines]
not available through NExpress or MaineCat? Let our Interlibrary Loan service track it down for you
(5-10 days)
     


Questions?
E-mail staff for NExpress, MaineCat, or Interlibrary Loan; call 725-3227; or visit Ask Us.

Charges to students are not collected at the Library but are recorded at the Bursar’s Office for inclusion in billing by the College. Charges are made as follows:

  • Reserve books:
    • 50₵ per hour for the first six hours past due
    • 25₵ for each subsequent hour the Library is open
    • After the first day, the charge is at least $3.00 per day
    • $1.00 per hour for overdue laptops borrowed from the Reserve Desk
  • Books with one-month loan periods, DVDs & Videos, Audiobooks, Recalled Books, Periodicals & Interlibrary Loans:
    • $1.00 per day
  • Replacement Charges:
    • Materials that are extremely overdue will be billed for replacement costs plus a $25.00 processing fee, plus any applicable overdue fines. “Overdue” can range from just a few days for a Reserve item, up to one month for a regular checked-out book.
    • Charges for lost materials belonging to non-Bowdoin libraries will vary.
    • Please report lost items to the Circulation Desk as soon as possible; to avoid accruing overdue fines.