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Front Desk Services

Available for Check Out

  • All Reserve Materials
  • CD/DVD External Disk Drives (8)
  • CD/DVD Players (3--with screen)
  • DVD Player (1--multi-region)
  • Game Lab Cabinet Key
  • Headphones
  • Laptops (2)
  • Record Player Key
  • Video Games

Hold Shelf

  • Interlibrary loan materials
  • PALShare books
  • Other items placed on hold

Other Services

  • Research Assistance
  • Lost & Found

Guest Borrowers

Guest Borrowers Use Policies

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. Guests may check out books for a period of three weeks with a maximum of 10 books at any time. Sound recordings, videos, and other media software circulate only to Wabash students, faculty and staff. Interlibrary Loan services are not available to guest borrowers.  Periodicals do not circulate.


Alumni of Wabash may obtain a photo ID card from Computer Services in Baxter Hall.  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.  Family members of Wabash alumni may obtain a card if they are residents of Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Residents

Montgomery County residents seeking borrowing privileges may register for a library card using the PDF form below.  You may return the completed form to the Lilly Library Front Desk or email the form to  Please contact us if you have any questions at or 765-361-6039.  After completing a guest borrower registration form, residents must show their driver's license to verify their legal residence to obtain a library card.  A parent or guardian must accompany any person under 18 years of age.

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)

3 months (students)
4 months (faculty)

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.

Library Borrowing History in "My Account"

Starting August 2022, patrons may enable Borrowing History in My Account in the library catalog.  Borrowing History includes all items checked out from Lilly Library as well as all PALShare materials.

CLICK HERE for instructions to enable this feature.

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

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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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