One-stop searching for
library resources at Bryn Mawr,
Haverford, and Swarthmore.

Welcome to the Tripod catalog.

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Discover related books, articles, videos + more.

What can you do in Tripod?

Find something specific
Search Tripod to find a library copy or online access.

What can you do in Tripod?

(includes books, articles, films, journals, music + more)

What can you do in Tripod?

Search "anything" that we own / have access to

Search print and online books, journals, databases, movies, etc. (NOT articles)

Retrieves only articles that we have access to

Searches for books on reserve for your courses

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Tripod Results

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I'm looking for a book that I know the title of... Enter the title and select Books + Media

Tip: If you don't see your title in the first few results, place "quotation marks" around the title

Tripod Record

The main Swarthmore Libraries are:

McCabe - humanities and social sciences

Cornell - sciences, engineering and math

Underhill - performing arts

How to read a call number

Call number in Tripod:

     QC355.3 W35 2015
On the spine of the book:
            QC355.3
            W35
            2015
  QC355.3  ← alpha
          ↖whole number . decimal
  W35  ← alpha, decimal
  2015  ← year

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If a copy of this title were available in the TriCo, use this link to request it.

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Request options

TriCo request: if a book is available from Bryn Mawr or Haverford, you can place a request to have it delivered to Swarthmore (~1-2 days delivery)

 

If a book is not available in the TriCo...

EZ Borrow: search this consortium of Pennsylvania libraries to have a book delivered to Swarthmore (~2-4 days delivery)

 

Interlibrary Loan: fill out a request form + the ILL staff will search all over to find you the book you are looking for (delivery time varies depending on the difficulty of locating the book; can also be used for articles)

Course Reserves

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If you don't see books for your course, you can use these facets to narrow your results

Course Reserves

The record for the book shows the course information and which library you can find it in.

Tip: When you need a reserve book from McCabe, go to the reserves desk and ask for it by title.

In Cornell and Underhill, ask for your reserves by course number at the circulation desk.

We'll talk more about Tripod and the libraries when we see you next week. Don't hesitate to ask us questions.

In the meantime, feel free to start exploring tripod.swarthmore.edu on your own.

For the scavenger hunt on Monday...

  • search Tripod for a book called How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls
  • note its location and call number
  • bring that information with you to Cornell on Monday afternoon

questions?   abaruzz1@swarthmore.edu

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