Ladd for Staff

Welcome to Ladd Library!

Our library collections and facilities are available to you. Your Bates College photo I.D. (keycard) is required for all library transactions.

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, search the catalog for your favorites or seach subject feature films for an extensive list of Circulating Feature Films.
  • 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.
  • CBB and MaineCat. If you don’t find what you’re looking for at Ladd, you may request the title through either of these services. Materials borrowed through the CBB consortium offers extended loan periods ( ordered via MaineCat system). Most items are delivered in two or three days.

Staff members may also visit and use the collections of the the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Faculty and Staff

Material Type Loan Period
Ladd Books, Scores, Maps 365 days, bring material to Ladd for renewals
Ladd Featured Books 28 days, 12 renewals
Ladd Movies 5 days, 5 renewals
Ladd Sound Recordings 30 days, 5 renewals

CBB Books, Scores 365 days, no renewals
CBB Maps, Audiobooks 28 days, no renewals
CBB Movies, Sound Recordings 7 days, no renewals

MaineCat Books, Scores, Audiobooks 28 days, 1 renewal (14 days)
MaineCat Maps 28 days, no renewals
MaineCat Movies, Sound Recordings 7 days, no renewals

Note: All materials are subject to recall.