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 Middlebury College), and Connect NY.
    • Connect NY only borrows/lends books, scores, and government documents
  • 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 & Connect NY 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