This slideshow introduces you to...
Essential resources for on-campus + remote students
How library staff
can help you succeed
Only at Swarthmore
Getting recommendations from Research Guides
Help with research from Librarians + RIAs
Request access to articles and books we don't already have.
What do the Libraries provide?
Study, print, explore
Main libraries: McCabe, Cornell, Underhill
+ a lot more!
Need a resource?
Wherever you're located, you can use library resources and services.
How do you access library resources from off-campus?
Look up your resource in Tripod. Follow the link provided. You'll be prompted to login.
Use a VPN client to connect to Swarthmore resources.
We made a guide to help you connect with resources off-campus.
scroll down to read
Librarians curate research guides to highlight resources and share information. You can find guides for subjects, courses, and topics.
Find the link in Tripod:
How can you connect with library services and advice?
- You're overwhelmed by the amount of information you're finding
- You can't find anything written about your topic
- You've found some sources...but you're not sure if they're reliable
- You need (free) access to a specific article/journal/book/film
What can librarians help you with? Here are some situations:
We won't do your work for you, but we'll help you navigate resources, clarify your ideas, and develop stronger research skills.
Research and Information Associates
science, math, engineering
English literature, film & media studies
educational studies, modern languages & literature,
Art & Art History, Classics, Latin American & Latino Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish
economics, gender & sexuality studies, Peace & conflict studies, political science, sociology & anthropology
dance, music, theater
Archivist, Friends Historical Library
Curator, Friends Historical Library
Archivist, College Archives
Curator, Peace Collection
Peer academic mentors who offer research support
What's in Special Collections?
Peace, nonviolence, pacifism, and conscientious objection
Quaker history and spirituality
Women’s history, including political rights and feminism
African-American history, including abolition and civil rights
Native American history
Swarthmore College history
Swarthmore borough history
Friends Historical Library
College Archives & Rare Book Room
Connect with Resources Beyond Swarthmore
in PA, NJ, NY
Libraries all over
Penn Drexel Temple NYU Rutgers
Swat Haverford Bryn Mawr
Oxford Columbia Sciences Po
Harvard Stanford Museum of Natural History
Libraries work together to share resources across institutions. So if you can't find something in Tripod, let us know.
Interlibrary Loan is limited to digital requests right now.
During a typical semester, Swarthmore folks can request print and digital materials from other schools.
Use your OneCard to enter
To see when we are open check the Libraries website.
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How the Library Works tutorial!
How the Library Works
By Swarthmore Reference