Library Services and Contacts

Library Services

During the summer session Bread Loaf students at all campuses have access not only to their campus libraries but also to the full resources and services of the Middlebury College Library, with over one million holdings, in print, online, and recorded form. These resources include:

  • Middlebury's online catalog (MIDCAT)
  • Electronic delivery of articles in Middlebury's collection and beyond using Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)   
  • BLSE Library Research Guide, compiled specifically for Bread Loaf students, with links to a full range of online references and databases available to Bread Loaf students (JSTOR, Project MUSE, Early English Books Online), bibliographies, dictionaries (OED), citation and style guides, newspapers, and other resources particularly useful for research in the humanities. 

These resources are available through the Middlebury Library webpages; in some cases users will need to log on, and they will be prompted to enter their Middlebury username and password.

Currently enrolled students will also have access to the online services throughout the year. (For the purpose of library access, a currently enrolled student is one who attended Bread Loaf the previous summer and is enrolled for the coming summer. Students who re-enroll after January or who did not attend Bread Loaf the previous summer will not have access to these library services until the start of the summer session for which they are enrolled.)

Library Contacts

Kellam Ayres, BLSE Liaison & Reserves Coordinator

Reference Desk

Circulation Desk

Technology Help Desk

Useful Links

Library Quick Search (MIDCAT, Middlebury's online catalog)

BLSE "Library & Technology" Webpage

BLSE Library Research Guide (descriptions of and links to bibliographies, catalogs, journals, databases, and other resources useful for research in the humanities)

Libraries & Collections (links to all Middlebury' libraries and collections)

Resources Available from Off-campus (including Interlibrary Loan)

Middlebury College Handbook, Library & Information Services (Middlebury policies guiding use of LIS)

Other Library & Information Services Departments