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What is reciprocal borrowing?
The Penn Libraries participate in several reciprocal borrowing programs that permit Penn faculty, staff or students to access facilities and to borrow materials at other institutions. This includes:
Contact us at the Van Pelt Library Circulation Desk:
For library account concerns or questions about building and database access, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Us: (During pandemic, Van Pelt Library is closed for normal services and the phone is not answered. Use email instead.)
Free courtesy borrowing privileges at the Penn Libraries are available to Drexel University graduate students and faculty.
Temple University :
Free courtesy borrowing privileges and access to our main library, Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, is available for all Temple University affiliates for the summer 2019.
Tri-colleges (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore)
Free courtesy borrowing privileges at the Penn Libraries are available to the faculty of Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges.
Faculty, students and staff from the following institutions are now eligible to borrow materials on-site from the Penn Libraries:
Procedures and limitations:
Current Faculty, Students and Staff at the partner institutions who have library accounts in good standing.
Books will be loaned out for 28 days, renewable for the life of the account. There is a maximum of 20 items per account at any one time.