Borrow, Renew, Request

Colby Loans, Renewals & Fines

The Colby College Libraries offers a wide array of services and materials for those affiliated with the college and community users alike. The information outlined 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/Staff of Colby College (including emeritus)
  • Colby College Trustees (including emeritus)
  • Colby Affiliates - docents, retired employees
  • Colby College Alumni
  • Family of Colby College Faculty/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 fee annual fee. Please link here for additional information about courtesy cards.

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

  • Loans from the Colby Library collections to Colby, Bates and Bowdoin students, faculty, staff.
  • 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 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

Seniors

  • 5 months, a 5 month renewal 

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