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Wesleyan Students, Faculty, and Staff
Additional Faculty Cards for Class TAs or RAs
Wesleyan Alumni
Spouses and Domestic Partners of Wesleyan Faculty
Students, Faculty and Staff of other colleges and universities
Everyone else
Library Cardholder Responsibilities

Wesleyan Students, Faculty, and Staff

Current Wesleyan students, faculty and staff members use their Wesleyan ID card to borrow from the Wesleyan libraries.  The IDs of continuing students remain active until they graduate or withdraw from the university.  The IDs of temporary students are active only during the semesters in which they are enrolled.

ID cards are nontransferable, and may not be used by anyone other than the person to whom they were issued.

If you encounter problems using your Wesleyan ID card in the library, please visit the circulation office in Olin Library room 115.

Additional Faculty Cards for Class TAs or RAs

Wesleyan Faculty may have additional library cards for their teaching or research assistants who borrow library materials for the faculty member. An application form for additional library cards is available from the Olin Circulation Department or you may fill out the form online. These additional faculty cards are issued to a specific individual only, they expire on June 1st of each year, and they may not be used by anyone else. Faculty users are responsible for materials borrowed on these ID cards, and for returning these materials to the library by the due date.

Spouses and Domestic Partners of Wesleyan Faculty

Faculty spouses and domestic partners are eligible for a free Wesleyan Library guest borrowing card.  Children are not eligible for Wesleyan library cards.  Please note that loan periods are shorter on guest borrowing cards than on faculty cards.

Wesleyan Alumni

Wesleyan Alumni receive library borrowing privileges upon request.  A library card can be obtained from the Olin Library Circulation Office Room 115, M-F 9am-5pm (year-round), and Saturday from 10am - noon, 1-5 (during the academic year only).  Alumni library cards expire annually, with renewals available upon request.

Students, Faculty and Staff of other colleges and universities

Connecticut College and Trinity College: current students, faculty, and staff may borrow from Wesleyan's Libraries using their active Trinity or Connecticut College ID card.

Middlesex Community College: current faculty members receive free borrowing privileges. Students may obtain borrowing privileges for a fee, based on their place of residence.  See below for details.

Holy Apostles College and Seminary: current faculty and students receive free borrowing privileges.

Other colleges and universities:

Faculty and students may not borrow library items directly from Wesleyan, but may use our materials inside the libraries. You may requests to borrow Wesleyan materials by submitting a request through your own institution's ILL office.

If faculty and students are in residence in the Middletown area, and are doing extended research, they may apply to the University Librarian, Olin Library room 202, for borrowing privileges.

Everyone else

Local teachers and clergy: Current teachers in the Middletown public and parochial schools, and local clergy, regardless of place of residence, may apply for borrowing privileges with no fee.

High school students: High school students who live in the state of Connecticut may apply for borrowing privileges upon presentation of an individual letter of introduction from their school librarian, and upon payment of the appropriate fee as described below.

Connecticut residents: A library card will be issued at the cost of $35.00 per year for the residents of the local communities of Middletown, Cromwell, Durham, Haddam, Higganum, Middlefield and Portland. All other Connecticut residents will be issued a library card at a cost of $70.00 per year. A library card may be obtained in person from the Olin Library Circulation Office 115, M-F 9am-5pm (year round), and Saturday from 10am - noon, 1-5 (during the academic year only). Credit card payments are accepted online or you may pay in person at the library. 

Library Cardholder Responsibilities

Library users assume responsibility for notifying the library of change of address, loss or theft of the Wesleyan ID card, and loss or theft of books charged to them. Receipts for returned items are available upon request. You accept responsibility for the materials borrowed on your ID card and for returning them to the library by the due date.

Library cards are nontransferable, and may not be used by anyone other than the person to whom they were issued.