Access & Borrowing

Colby Loans, Renewals & Fines
  • Loans from the Colby Library collections to Colby, Bates and Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and those borrowers with Courtesy Borrower cards are outlined below.
  • 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.
  • Students and Non-Colby borrowers will be charged overdue fines as detailed.
  • These fines apply to Colby materials as well as MaineCat and NExpress items.
  • Bills consist of the replacement cost of the item (or a default of $50.00) plus a $25.00 replacement/processing charge.
  • Payment (cash, checks, or Colby ID) may be made at the Circulation Desks.
Materials Borrowed Colby, Bates or Bowdoin (CBB) NExpress Libraries MaineCat Libraries Colby Overdue Fines
Reserves Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 2 hour loan
  • 4 hours for videos
  • Loans after 10 pm are due 1 hour after opening the next day
  • Some reserves are one day loans
  • NO RENEWALS
$.50/hour on 2 & 4 hour reserves

$5.00/day on 1 day reserves
Books & Scores
Government Documents
Students
  • 28 days, 4 renewals
Faculty/Staff
  • 1 year, 2 renewals
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • 28 days, 1 renewal
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 28 days, 3 renewals
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 28 days, 1 14-day renewal
$.25/day
Periodicals Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 7 days, no renewals
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • 7 days, no renewals
Request articles through ILLiad@Colby Request articles through ILLiad@Colby
  • $.25/day
Videos/DVDs Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 7 days, no renewals
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • In library use only
Video loans are subject to immediate recall for classroom use.
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 7 days, no renewals
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 7 days, no renewals
  • $1.00/day
Sound Recordings Students<
  • 7 days, no renewals
Faculty/Staff
  • 120 days, 1 renewal
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • In library use only
7 days, no renewals Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 7 days, no renewals
  • $1.00/day
Audiobooks Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 28 days , 1 renewal
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • In library use only
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 28 days, no renewals
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 28 days, no renewals
  • $1.00/day
Special Collections Students & Faculty/Staff Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • In library use only
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal
Multimedia Students
  • 1 week, no renewals
Faculty/Staff
  • 1 week, 1 renewal
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • In library use only
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 7 days, no renewals
Students & Faculty/Staff
  • 7 days, no renewals
$.25/day
Maps Students
  • 7 days, no renewals
Faculty/Staff
  • 1 year, no renewals
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • In library use only
Request through ILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal
  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In library use only
  • 28 days, 1 renewal
$.25/day
Newspaper Microfilm Students & Faculty/Staff
  • Request throughILLiad@Colby
  • In library use only
  • 28 days, 1 renewals
Alumni & Courtesy Patrons
  • 7 days, no renewals
Request throughILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal
Request throughILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal<
$.25/day
U.S. Serials Set Volumes Request through ILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal

In library use only (print)

Online access available
Request throughILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal
Request throughILLiad@Colby

In library use only

28 days, 1 renewal