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Library & Information Technology Services
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr. PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5271

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Services for Faculty

Course Support

Course reserves guidelines

Print reserves for books, articles, videos, and other materials (including personal copies).

Instruction sessions for students
To arrange for an instruction session covering general research techniques for your discipline, or tailored to a specific assignment, please contact your liaison.

Online course guides
A librarian can create a web page linking the best discipline-specific resources for your course’s research assignments. Visit the Research Guides link on the library web site for examples. If you’d like a page created for your course, please contact your liaison.

Special collections/archives/rare materials
Bryn Mawr College has extensive special collections including rare books, manuscripts, and art objects, and specialists who will work with you to create customized sessions during which you and your students can be introduced to materials relevant to research interests. Contact staff in Special Collections, call 610 526-6576,

Digital Scholarship Support

Integrate a broad array of digital methods into your research and your students’ research. For more information about the digital scholarship program, visit For questions about digital scholarship support contact Alicia Peaker ( or schedule a consultation at

Image resources
Bryn Mawr's image database is ARTstor. If you need images to be scanned and cataloged for classroom instruction, please contact Del Ramers, Digital Media Specialist, or stop by the Digital Media and Collaboration Lab (located in the back of the main floor of Carpenter). Faculty can also create online image collections in ARTstor to share with students, and can now catalogue and upload images; please contact Camilla MacKay ( for information about the necessary accounts. Flatbed scanners, image and video editing software, and an overhead book scanner are available in the lab for use by any Bryn Mawr community member.

Helen Chang (, 610 526 5278) can help you learn to manage your Moodle site, or introduce your students to Moodle during an in-class presentation.

Research Support

Collection development
The Library purchases books, journals, DVDs and other materials in support of curricular needs and faculty research in cooperation with the Haverford and Swarthmore Libraries. To make a purchase request, contact your liaison.  To request a DVD or streaming video, contact Arleen Zimmerle (, 610 526-5277).

Reference assistance
Reference staff can help you identify the best tools and materials for your research needs. We are available in each library during regular business hours. You can also email or go to Ask a Librarian for a response within 24 hours.

Off-campus access to online library resources
Bryn Mawr faculty can access subscription databases from outside the Tri-College computing network by using the EZProxy proxy server, which allows access to licensed resources from off campus.

Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow
Books not available through the Tri-College libraries (or that are checked out) can be requested through the EZ-Borrow consortium of academic libraries in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and West Virginia, an expedited interlibrary loan system (usually 3-5 days). Books, journal articles, dissertations and other materials can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Journal article alerts
Set up profiles with our subscription database vendors, and receive email notifications when new articles are published in your areas of interest.  Most of these online services will allow you to receive tables of contents from new issues of journals, or the results of a specific subject search; some will also send you email when a specified article is cited by new articles.

New books and video alerts

Open Access and Scholarly Communications

In 2013, Bryn Mawr faculty passed an open access policy. For questions about when and how the policy applies to your scholarly work, review the Bryn Mawr Open Access website. Publications are made available through Bryn Mawr's open access repository, Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work at Bryn Mawr College. For questions about scholarly communications and open access, including publication contracts and copyright, please contact Camilla MacKay, or 610 526 7910.

Other Services

Laptop borrowing
A number of laptops running Windows are available for use by members of the Bryn Mawr community. Laptops are available on a first come, first served basis, for a four day loan period. Extended loans are available for Faculty or Staff members. More information can be found regarding Faculty and Staff extended loans on the LITS Laptop information page.

Proxy Cards

Faculty members who wish for their student research assistant to be able to borrow items on their behalf may fill out the borrowing privileges form and request a proxy card for their assistant. Proxy cards link to an account that is separate from both patrons' primary accounts; both the professor and the assistant will receive notices regarding books on the account. Professors are ultimately responsible for all materials and fines on a proxy account.

Digital Collaboration and Media Lab

This lab opened in 2015 in the Krause Visual Resources Center in Carpenter Library (located in the back of the main [A] floor of Carpenter). The room has 4 "media:scape" tables for collaborative work for four or five people and

6 large-screen PCs with scanners for individual work, with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software and a large-format overhead scanner. The room can be reserved for classes here. Contact Del Ramers ( or Camilla MacKay ( for information.

Canaday 315 Computing Lab

This teaching classroom, new in fall 2015, is available for use by anyone outside of regularly scheduled classes, and can be booked through the room reservation system. Tables with computers and monitors and an instructor's work station are available.

Media equipment

Camcorders, digital cameras, audio recorders, tripods and more are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk on a first come, first served basis.  [Contact Chris Boyland, 610 526-7448, for more information.] A group video viewing area with a region-free VHS/DVD player is located in Rm. 311 of Canaday Library. Individual region-free viewing carrels are located in various locations on the third floor.

Bryn Mawr College has site licenses for ESRI ArcGIS 10.3, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), and other programs that can be used on College-owned computers (contact or follow the instructions to download programs yourself using Software Center on Windows machines or on Macs).

Online training and tutorials

Bryn Mawr subscribes to, which includes online tutorials in Adobe and Microsoft software, ArcGIS, SPSS, web design, project management, and more. Free online beginning and advanced tutorials for ArcGIS are also available from ESRI (full list of tutorials here). For an ESRI access code, contact Amy Pearlman ( or Kordell Alexander ( with the name of the tutorial desired.