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Library Cards for Visitors

Library cards are available to some library visitors. With these cards, visitors may borrow materials within specific guidelines. The cards, however, may not be used for LINK+ or ILL or to access resources remotely. Applications for library cards are accepted at the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk; cards are issued by the Claremont Card Center.

Questions about access or borrowing?

Contact the Manager of Circulation Services or call the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk at (909) 621-8150.

Visitors Who Want to Borrow Materials

Library facilities and resources are intended primarily for the use of students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges. Visitors are welcome to the library; however, there will be times when entrance and use of the facilities and resources are limited to Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff.

Students, faculty, & staff of the Claremont School of Theology & Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

CST students must renew their Claremont Colleges library card each semester.

Library User Book limit Loan period Restrictions
CST student 60 28 days No LINK+, ILL, or
remote access
CST & RSA affiliate faculty 100 Annual No LINK+, ILL, or
remote access
CST & RSA affiliate staff 100 Semi-annual No LINK+, ILL, or
remote access

Alumni/alumnae of The Claremont Colleges

Alumni/ae of The Claremont Colleges, who are residents of California, may request an alumni library card at the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk.

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Alumni None Annual 20 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Claremont Colleges faculty & staff children, spouses, and domestic partners

Children younger than 16 years must be accompnaied at all times by an adult.

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Children, 16-22 years None Annual 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access
Spouses or domestic partners None Annual 20 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Emeritus faculty and retired faculty & staff of The Claremont Colleges

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Emeritus & retired faculty None Open 60 Annual None
Retired staff None Open 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Friends of the Library

There is a membership fee to become a Friend of the Library. Contact the Friends liaison for more information.

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Friends of the Library Included in membership fee Annual 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Faculty & students from reciprocal institutions

The Library has agreements for resource sharing or other purposes with a number of area colleges and universities. These agreements include reciprocal faculty borrowing privileges. Additionally, currently enrolled students of these institutions may apply for borrowing privileges for a fee. Please contact the Office of the Director of the Library if there are any questions.

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Reciprocal Faculty
(requires completed authorization form
from issuing institution, and faculty ID)
None Varies 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access
Reciprocal Students
(requires proof of current registration
and photo ID)
$75 Annual 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Residents of Claremont

Residents of Claremont (ZIP Code 91711) 18 years and older may apply for a library card. Proof of residence is required.

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Residents of Claremont, 18-64 years
(proof of residence required)
$50 Annual 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access
Residents of Claremont, 65 and older
(proof of residence required)
None Annual 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Residents of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange counties

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Residents of Los Angeles, San Bernardino,
and Orange counties, 18 and older
(proof of residence required)
$100 Annual 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Visiting Scholars

Library User Fee Card Renewal Book limit Loan period Restrictions
Visiting scholar (upon presenting a written
letter of recommendation from the Dean of
Faculty of one of The Colleges)
None Period of visit 60 28 days No recalls, LINK+, or ILL
VIP (upon presenting a written letter
of recommendation from the President
or Dean of Faculty of one of The Colleges)
None Period of visit 10 28 days No recalls, LINK+, ILL,
or remote access

Last updated: 7/30/2014 1:56:59 PM