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Lilly Library

Monday-Thursday: 8am-2am
Friday: 8am-10pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm | Sunday: Noon-2am
[The Media Center closes ½ hour earlier.]

Archives & Special Collections

Monday-Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Special Hours: Summer Recess


Last Updated: Nov 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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Circulation Policies

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Fines and Fees

Lost/Damage Materials Charges: We do not charge daily fines for overdue general collection books and media to members of the Wabash community. As a courtesy, when an item becomes overdue, three (3) notices are sent asking for return or renewal of the item. Please note that an overdue item can only be renewed via personal visit to the Library. If after the third notice the item remains overdue, a fourth notice generates a billing fee and a replacement fee. The billing fee and one half of the replacement fee are nonrefundable processing charges.

Student replacement fees are forwarded to the College Business Office each semester and will appear on bills issued by that office.

An overdue fine of $1.00 per hour is charged for overdue Reserves material.

An overdue fine of $.25 per day per item is charged to Montgomery County guest borrowers.

Guest Borrowers

We grant library borrowing privileges to family members of Wabash College faculty and staff, Wabash alumni, faculty and students of other PALNI member institutions, and residents of Montgomery County. Other visitors to campus are welcome to use our facilities but are not eligible for borrowing privileges. The first priority of the Lilly Library is to serve the academic pursuits of the College’s students and faculty. Service to others in the community is offered as a courtesy. The library staff is available to help you with your reference questions, but personal assistance may be limited by our responsibilities to our students and faculty.

Interlibrary Loan services are not avialable to guest borrowers.

Sound recordings, videos, other media, and current periodicals may used in-house only by guest borrowers.

Wireless access for personal computing devices is only available to alumni through arrangement with the Alumni Relations Office.

Alumni of Wabash may obtain a photo ID card from Computer Services in Baxter Hall. (NOTE: Library borrowing privileges are not extended to family members of Wabash alumni who are not also residents of Montgomery County.) Please call the Help Desk at 361-6400 to make an appointment, then present this card at the Library for registration as a library borrower. Alumni may borrow a maximum of 10 books at any time. Sound recordings, videos, and other media software circulate only to Wabash students, faculty and staff. Periodicals do not circulate.

Montgomery County residents must show a driver's license or other current identification to verify their legal residence .They will then complete a guest borrower registration form to be turned in to the Circulation Supervisor. A library card will be sent to the borrower's home address. Upon receipt of this card, the borrower may check out books for a period of three weeks. A parent or guardian must register in person for any person under 18 years of age.

Visiting students and faculty from other PALNI schools must present a valid campus ID or library card from their institution.

Wabash family members must present their Wabash ID cards for Library registration.

Library Card

You must present your Wabash College ID card when checking out materials. Members of the Wabash community may obtain an ID card through Information Technology Services in Baxter Hall room 32. Please call Jamie Ross (x6302) to make an appointment. There is no charge to replace a damaged ID card.

Loan Length

Type of itemStudentsStaffFacultyGuests
Books (general collection) 1 semester 1 semester 1 semester 3 weeks
Bound periodicals 2 days 2 days 2 days does not circulate
CDs, DVDs, VHS, etc. 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks does not circulate
Current periodicals does not circulate does not circulate does not circulate does not circulate
Reserve materials loan length varies does not circulate loan length varies does not circulate
Special collections does not circulate does not circulate does not circulate does not circulate


An item loaned to you may be recalled after a two week period by a Wabash community member. When recalled the item must be returned within a 24 hour period.


Renewals must be requested before an item is due. Students, faculty and staff will be notified each semester prior to the due dates so that they may renew these items online or return them.

Reserve Materials

Only two reserve items may be checked out at any time. Overnight reserves are due 15 minutes after the library opens.

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The Lilly Library is a founding member of PALNI, ALI, and The Oberlin Group


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