Access and Borrowing

Ladd Library is open to the public 8am- 6pm.

Evening hours during the academic year are only open to the Bates community via card access.

Items on open shelves are available for anyone to use in the library.

Materials may not be taken from the library without being checked out. All patrons must present the appropriate I.D. card for all library borrowing.

Borrowing privileges are granted to the following:

The Librarian reserves the right to limit the number of items borrowed by a user at any one time.

As a security measure, the library staff reserves the right to inspect backpacks, bags, etc. if the exit alarm sounds.

Questions about borrowing policies should be directed to Brenda Reynolds, Head of Access Services: 207-786-6265,