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Guide for Faculty: Research Support

Relevant Library Policies

Loan Periods, Renewals and Overdues

Teaching Assistant Policy

Public Performance Advisory

Copyright Policy

Photocopying - See Circulation staff for a card charging your department.

Interlibrary Loan Options

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

Request it yourself from Colby or Bowdoin, from our shared catalog  (2-3 days)


Request it yourself from a state of Maine partner; includes CBB (2-5 days)

Interlibrary Loan

If not available from any of the above options, then let our us track it down for you  (5-10 days)


For journal articles OR book chapters use:

interlibrary loan

First check our journal title search and if not, we'll get it for you.
(1-5 days)

Purchasing for the Collection

The quickest way to get your suggested purchase considered is to email the library liaison for your department.

Library liaisons by Department/Program

or indirectly, Suggestion for Library Purchase form

(Ask your library liaison about "Gobi Alerts," a way to be notified of new books which you can recommend for purchase.)