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.
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 Eric Pumroy or Marianne Hansen in Special Collections, 610 526-6576, SpecColl@brynmawr.edu.
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, email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Traditional in-library reserves for books, articles, videos, and other materials (including personal copies).
The Library purchases books, journals, DVDs and other materials in support of curricular needs and faculty research. We strive to build a Tri-College collection, in cooperation with Haverford and Swarthmore, that is current with faculty and student research interests. To make a purchase request, contact your liaison. To request a DVD or streaming video, contact Arleen Zimmerle (email@example.com, 610 526-5277).
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; in addition, Canaday offers weekend reference service after Fall/Spring break each semester. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Ask a Librarian for a response within 24 hours.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com or 610 526 7910.
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.
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. Contact Del Ramers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Camilla MacKay (email@example.com) 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 Lynda.com, 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 Berry Chamness (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kordell Alexander (email@example.com) with the name of the tutorial desired.