Ladd for Affiliates

Welcome to Ladd Library!

The library collections and facilities are available to Bates Affiliates; including spouses, domestic partners, and children up to age 21. Your Bates College photo I.D. (keycard) is required for all library transactions.

The library does not collect materials specifically for children, and does not filter access to the World Wide Web. Children may use the College’s on-campus network or Library resources only under the supervision of an adult responsible for the child.

Some of our most popular services include

    • CD and DVD collections. Browse the most recently cataloged offerings on the display racks in the Audio/Video Area located on the ground floor or search the catalog for your favorites.
    • Featured Books. Located on the main floor opposite the Reserve desk. These books are selected from the New York Times Bestseller List, or have received reviews in other notable publications. The titles in the collection change constantly. New titles are added as they are received.
    • New Books. Displayed for one week on the New Books Shelf. The display is located on the main floor of Ladd as you approach the Instruction Room. Feel free to browse the display and check out the titles that are of interest.

Affiliates of the college may also visit and use the collections of the the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Bates Affiliates

(Spouses, domestic partners, and children up to age 21)

Material Type Loan Period
Books, Scores, Maps 28 days, 4 renewals
Movies 4 hour, in library use
Sound Recordings 4 hour, in library use

Fines Policy
Note: All materials are subject to recall.