Borrowing Privileges at Other Libraries Need Help? Brandeis University Borrowing Cards Faculty and students may use the Brandeis University borrowing cards to borrow materials from the Brandeis Library. Patrons are bound by the borrowing policies and rules of the Brandeis Library and are responsible for returning or paying any fines or fees that may have accrued. Members of the Bentley Community who borrow materials from Brandeis are responsible for returning said materials to the proper institution. The borrowing cards are circulated through the Bentley Library Services desk. Questions regarding borrowing cards should be directed to the Library Services Desk at 781.891.2168, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Waltham Public Library Borrowing Cards Bentley students can get a free library card at the Waltham Public Library, located at 735 Main St. To obtain this card, you must visit the Waltham Public Library and present your Bentley ID along with a photo identification that has your home address on it. If you are living off-campus, you will also be required to verify your local address. Student cards are valid until the first of May. If you are staying in Waltham for the summer, and can verify your summer address, your card may be extended until the first of September. You will be asked to validate your address again at the beginning of the new academic year. The Waltham Public Library card gives borrowing and computer use privileges at the Waltham Public Library. It also provides access to most of the Waltham Public Library's online subscriptions. More information is available at: http://waltham.lib.ma.us/circulation/index.php#cards Boston Public Library All current Massachusetts students, residents, and people who are employed in the state of Massachusetts are eligible for a free eCard at the Boston Public Library. You can register online and gain immediate access to their extensive online book collection, streaming content, digital magazines, and databases. To obtain a full Boston Public Library card, you must present your Bentley ID and furnish a photo identification that includes your name, present address, and signature. With the Boston Public Library card, you receive borrowing privileges for physical materials and use of "in-library only" items, as well as use of public computers at all Boston Public Library branches. For more information on where to apply and details on what the Boston Public Library has to offer, please visit their Borrowing and Circulation Information page. Borrowing Cards for Bentley Faculty members Full-time Bentley faculty who would like to borrow research materials from one of these area libraries may apply for a borrowing card that is sponsored by the Bentley library. Please allow two to three business days for an e-mail response to your application. Boston College Library Physical access to collections Borrowing Card Privileges The Boston College Libraries (excluding the Law Library) are open to the public. During exam period however, in the Fall and Spring, access to the O'Neill Library is limited. During these two periods entrance to the building is limited to Boston College students, faculty, and staff after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, the library remains open to non-Boston College users. Borrowing privileges extend to all libraries except the Law Library and the Educational Resource Center. To ask specific questions regarding borrowing privileges, contact the O'Neill Circulation Desk at 617.552.8038. Cards are issued for three-month or one-year periods. Boston University Library Physical access to collections Borrowing Card Privileges The Boston University Libraries (including Mugar Memorial, Pappas Law, and Medical Libraries) are open to the public. Contact the Circulation Desk at 617.353.3732 to verify hours. Borrowing privileges are extended only to those associated with Boston University. Harvard College Library Physical access to collections Borrowing Card Privileges A borrowing card is required to gain physical access to collections. Once a borrowing card has been secured, the following privileges apply. Borrowing, Stacks Browsing and Reading Room Privileges Only in the following libraries: Biological Laboratories Library Harvard-Yenching Library Cabot Science Library Lamont Library (alumni/ae of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges only; no reserves borrowing) Center for European Studies Library Relations/Sociology Library Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library Tozzer Library Fine Arts Library Widener Library Gutman Educational Library Wolbach Library of the Harvard College Observatory Gordon McKay Library of the Division of Applied Sciences Stacks Browsing and Reading Room Privileges Only in the following libraries: The Baker Library (HBS) is open to faculty who present a valid faculty ID, but does not offer borrowing cards or borrowing privileges Lamont Library Library of the Gray Herbarium (with second photo ID) Reading Room Privileges Only in Houghton Library (with two photo IDs) Borrowing privileges within the Harvard College Library are extended to individuals who hold either a current Harvard ID or an HCL Special Borrower Card. ID cards are not transferable. (Note: In Harvard-Yenching Library, certain borrowing privileges are granted by the head librarian, and in Lamont Library the Special Borrower Card must be embossed with a "C" or "U".) Cards are issued for three/six/twelve-month periods. MIT Libraries Physical access to collections Borrowing Card Privileges You may access the MIT Libraries' open stack collections, government depository material, and the Institute Archives. Visitors are welcome, although restrictions apply during exam periods in December and May. Users without MIT library borrowing privileges may be asked to register at the circulation desk of the library they are using. Most materials may be borrowed for a maximum of four weeks and are non-renewable. To ask specific questions regarding borrowing privileges, contact Document Services at 617.253.5650. Cards are issued for year and half-year periods. Tufts Main Library (Tisch) Physical access to collections Borrowing Card Privileges Visitors are welcome at the Tisch Library. No check-in or registration is required. Most materials may be borrowed for a maximum of four weeks and are non-renewable. To ask specific questions regarding borrowing privileges, contact the Circulation Desk at 617.627.3347. Cards are issued for one year or six-month periods. Wellesley College Library Physical access to collections Borrowing Card Privileges The Wellesley College Library is open to the public. Contact the Circulation Desk at 781.283.2166 to verify hours. Borrowing privileges are extended only to those associated with Wellesley College.