If a high school student who is auditing classes wants to take out library materials and does not have a library card, please direct them to the Davis Family Library Circulation Desk. You can also have them fill out and submit the application, which can be found here.
Local high schools students are eligible for courtesy guest privileges during the semester they are taking a class at Midd.
If they ask to borrow and do not have a library card – refer them to Main. A supervisor will verify eligibility (based on a list from the Registrar’s Office), ask them to fill out an application and then create a library card.
Regular guest printing and computing policies apply. They will need to create a print account and pay for printing and will need to use the daily password to access computers.
They can access Eres by using the password – usually given to them by their professor.
Thanks for helping them navigate our systems and resources.
From Terry Simpkins:
I wanted to alert you to the VCAL reciprocal borrowing program that Middlebury now participates in. This program allows faculty from Middlebury to walk-in to participating libraries in the state and borrow materials from them as if they were full guest borrowers of that library. Faculty do need to fill out a form and get a VCAL card from the circulation desk here at Middlebury first.
Please remember that:
Faculty need to first get a VCAL card from Main Circ
Faculty are expected to return borrowed items to the owning library
Faculty are expected to abide by the owning library’s guest circulation policies
Please feel free to let me know if you need more information.
Guest borrowing cards are issued during weekdays at the Main Circ Desk. Supervisors – please check the circ wiki for details about processing VCAL borrowing privileges.
The process in 4 steps:
STEP 1 – Purchase a $5 PrintCard
Available at The College Book Store, the MiddExpress and the Wilson Café
STEP 2 – Create a PaperCut account on the Guest Print Station
Add value as needed after creating your PaperCut account by purchasing $5 cards
User creates their own print account, username and password
STEP 3 – Select a Printer
At the Guest Print station, open the document to be printed (via personal email, CD, storage device or Zip Drive) and select printer
STEP 4 – Release print
Print Release station is adjacent to printer selected
Log in using the PaperCut account username and password to print (NOT the pclab guest computing password)
Need daily pclab password to log in to computers – does not permit printing
Guest Borrowing Privileges
By application. Guest borrowing privileges do not include printing privileges, restrictions apply to borrowing.
See Borrowing Guidelines for more info.
VCAL – Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries – Reciprocal Borrowing
The VCAL cards and expiration stickers are here! They can be found in the guest card drawer at Main Circ. Let me know if you have any questions.
Please check links below for details and authorization form for faculty reciprocal borrowing.
Please refer questions about guest borrowing privileges to Elin.
During the summer we often have visitors and staff on campus who may not be in the library borrower database.
Please review the guest borrowing guidelines.
Non-Midd student research assistants are not eligible for Midd ID’s, but are eligible for borrowing privileges. Please refer them to Main.
Main Library supervisors – please create a library card and borrowing account – no guest application form needed – please double check -they may be in the borrower data base.
In addition to name, address, email, please include Midd ID number, and in the note field include home institution, and sponsoring Midd faculty.
Patron type 80 – staff
Set the expiration date for their last date of employment.