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Front Desk Services

Available for Check Out

  • All Reserve Materials
  • CDs (8,000+)
  • DVDs (5,600+)
  • CD/DVD Disk Drives (8)
  • CD/DVD Players (3--with screen)
  • DVD Player (1--multi-region)
  • Game Lab Cabinet Key (1)
  • Headphones (13)
  • Laptops (2)
  • Record Player Key (1)


Other Services

  • Research Assistance
  • Lost & Found

Circulation Policies

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 at 361-6302 to make an appointment. There is no charge to replace a damaged ID card.  Visiting students and faculty from other PALNI schools must present a valid campus ID or library card from their institution. 

Loan Periods

Type of item Wabash Community
Books (general collection) 1 semester
Bound periodicals 2 days
CDs, DVDs, and VHS 2 weeks (students)
4 weeks (faculty & staff)
CD/DVD Disk Drives 24 hours
CD/DVD Players (with screen) 24 hours
DVD Player (multi-region) 24 hours
Game Lab Cabinet Key 4 hours
Headphones 4 hours
Laptops 24 hours
LPs 4 weeks
Record Player Key 4 hours
Reserve materials 2 hours


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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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. Interlibrary Loan services are not available to guest borrowers. Sound recordings, videos, other media, and current periodicals may used in-house only by guest borrowers. 


Alumni of Wabash may obtain a photo ID card from Computer Services in Baxter Hall. (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

Montgomery County residents seeking borrowing privileges should make an appointment with Jessica Short, the Fulfillment and Front Desk Coordinator.  Please contact Jessica at or 361-6039.  After completing a guest borrower registration form, residents must show their driver's license to verify their legal residence to obtain a library card.  Residents may check out books for a period of three weeks. A parent or guardian must accompany any person under 18 years of age.

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

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