Borrow, Renew, Request

Colby Loans, Renewals, and Fines

The Colby College Libraries offer a wide array of services and materials for those affiliated with the College as well as for community members. The information below details access and policies. Please call 207-859-5100 if you have any questions or seek additional information.

People with Colby affiliations:

The following persons may borrow materials from the Colby College Libraries. Colby College ID or personal ID and sign-in may be required.

  • Students of Colby College
  • Faculty and staff of Colby College (including emeritus)
  • Colby College Trustees (including emeritus)
  • Colby College affiliates—docents, retired employees
  • Colby College alumni
  • Family of Colby College faculty and staff—spouses and children 16 years and older

People without Colby affiliations:

  • Patrons with an activated library card from any library participating in Maine InfoNet or from the NExpress Consortium (Bates College, Bowdoin College, Wellesley College, Williams College, and Northeastern University).
  • Courtesy card patrons. Those who do not meet the above criteria may apply for a courtesy card at the circulation desk. Personal ID and proof of current address may be required along with a $20 annual fee.

On-site use of Colby College library facilities and materials is granted to the following persons (borrowing privileges are not necessarily included):

  • Those using the U.S. Depository collection
  • Students or faculty from other colleges and universities
  • Maine residents (beyond high school age)
  • Participants in Colby Special Programs

Loan Periods and Renewals

  • Students, faculty, and staff may renew their own loans from My Library Account.  
  • If an item has been recalled or placed on hold by another borrower, a renewal request will be refused.
Materials Borrowed Colby, Bates, Bowdoin (CBB) NExpress Libraries MaineCat Libraries Colby Overdue Fines
Reserves Students, faculty, and staff
  • Two-hour loan
  • Four hours for videos
  • Loans after 10 p.m. due one hour after opening the next day
  • Some reserves are one-day loans
  • NO RENEWALS
   
  • $.50/hour on two- and four-hour reserves
  • $5/day on one-day reserves
Books and Scores,
Government Documents
Students
  • 28 days, four renewals

Seniors

  • Five months, five-month renewal 

Faculty and staff

  • One year, two renewals
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • 28 days, one renewal
Students, faculty, and staff
  • 28 days, three renewals
Students, faculty, and staff
  • 28 days, one 14-day renewal
  • $.25/day
Periodicals Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seven days, no renewals
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • Seven days, no renewals
Request articles through ILLiad@Colby Request articles through ILLiad@Colby
  • $.25/day
Videos/DVDs Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seven days, no renewals
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • In-library use only
Video loans are subject to immediate recall for classroom use.
Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seven days, no renewals
Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seven days, no renewals
  • $1/day
Sound Recordings Students
  • Seven days, no renewals
Faculty and staff
  • 120 days, one renewal
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • In-library use only
Seven days, no renewals Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seven days, no renewals
  • $1/day
Audiobooks Students, faculty, and staff
  • 28 days, one renewal
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • In-library use only
Students, faculty, and staff
  • 28 days, no renewals
Students, faculty, and staff
  • 28 days, no renewals
  • $1/day
Special Collections Students, faculty, and staff Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • In-library use only
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal
 
Multimedia Students
  • One week, no renewals
Faculty and staff
  • One week, one renewal
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • In-library use only
Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seven days, no renewals
Students, faculty, and staff
  • Seven days, no renewals
  • $.25/day
Maps Students
  • Seven days, no renewals
Faculty and staff
  • One year, no renewals
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • In-library use only
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal
  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In-library use only
  • 28 days, one renewal
  • $.25/day
Newspaper Microfilm Students, faculty, and staff
  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In-library use only
  • 28 days, one renewal
Alumni and courtesy patrons
  • Seven days, no renewals
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal
  • $.25/day
U.S. Serials Set Volumes Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal

In-library use only (print)

Online access available
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In-library use only

28 days, one renewal