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Community Borrowers

Welcome!

Members of the local community are welcome to use the library at any time during operating hours.

We subscribe to several local, national and international newspapers, have current and back issues of many scholarly journals and magazines, and are always adding to our collection of books. Please consult our catalog to search for materials. Patrons – especially students – are encouraged to consult the Librarians at the Reference desk with any questions and for research help.

Borrowing: If you would like to borrow materials from the Library, please visit the Circulation Desk with a valid I.D. showing a local address. For a fee of $25 per year you can borrow books and audiovisual materials (Maximum of 10 items, 2 of which may be audiovisual). This membership does NOT include computer use or access to our databases. Please be considerate of due dates as fees for overdue books ($0.10/day each) and audiovisual materials ($.50/day each) will be assessed, and patrons will be charged a replacement fee for any item 28 days or more late. As our primary focus must remain on having resources available for our current undergraduates, we cannot offer renewals.

Computers: In the library, you can search our catalog at any of the computers on the Main Floor, and we have one computer available on which you can access the general Internet. If you wish to use your own laptop, you are welcome to bring it and an Ethernet cord to plug in around the perimeter of the library. Unfortunately, there are no public computers available for personal use with items such as flash drives or external hard drives, and we are unable to loan Ethernet cords.

Government Documents: We are a federal depository library receiving both federal and state Government publications. If you need assistance locating government materials, please contact Kerry Gibson at kgibson@ursinus.edu. The Library also provides this website of useful links to government information.

We welcome you to the Myrin Library.