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Guide for Faculty: Policies, Purchasing, and Interlibrary Loan

Services and Policies for Faculty

Course Reserves

Policies for Faculty

Purchasing for the Collection

Interlibrary Loan Options

For books, DVDs/videos, sound recordings, etc.

Request it yourself from Colby or Bowdoin via our shared catalog (2-3 days)
Request it yourself from a state of Maine partner; includes CBB (2-5 days)
If it's not available via CBB or MaineCat:
Submit an ILL request and let us track it down for you (3-10 days)

For journal articles or book chapters

First check our journal title search to see if we subscribe
If we don't subscribe in print or electronic:
Search with LibrarySearch+, with the "ADD RESULTS BEYOND THE BATES COLLECTION" box checked. Follow the links to request via ILL.
Submit an interlibrary loan request and let us track it down for you (1-5 days)