COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Services and Tips for the Middlebury Campus

Getting Books

The Middlebury College Bookstore (go/bookstore) often has a list of the books you need for your courses before classes start, so it is always a good reference even if you decide not to purchase your books from there. While getting a head start on book shopping will allow you to take advantage of the cheaper “used” books option, it’s advisable to wait until classes start to discover which books are required and which are recommended.

You should also consider other alternatives, especially using the library’s various resources including its external borrowing system, such as NExpress and Interlibrary Loan. These programs allow you (Middlebury students) to borrow books unavailable in our libraries from other colleges across New England and the world at no cost to you. This option is particularly practical if you need a book for only a brief period of time, but has the disadvantage of a time lag. For further information, please reach out to other students, even better, ask at the Library circulation desk. They are experts.

Another alternative to buying books (in the bookstore or online) is to rent them! While renting is an option at Middlebury College’s Bookstore, it is worth considering renting books from online using websites such as Amazon, Half and others. This is a common practice among college students in the U.S. especially when it comes to textbooks that are heavy to carry and store. Books purchased or rented online can be shipped to your College mailbox. If you choose to pursue this option, please check that you have the right edition or publisher. This can be really vital if your professor assigns book exercises as homework or you are taking a literature class where you find yourself not on the same page – literally!

Laundry at Middlebury

Purchase a laundry debit card from the MacGray machines in the Student Center, Ross Dining Hall, Forest Laundry or Atwater Laundry.

Cards cost US$5: a one-time fee of $2 for the card and $3 of laundry value.

Purchase with cash only (machines accept only $5, $10 or $20 bills). You can use this card forever and can add money onto it as needed. The card is used like a debit card in campus Laundry Rooms. Visit go/laundry to learn more!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Middlebury

Want some new clothes, school supplies, kitchenware, lamps, non-perishable food or perhaps even electronics for under $10? Under $5? How about free? Middlebury is great at upcycling!

Visit the Recycling Center. In addition to their incredible recycling, they also operate a re-use trailer (http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/recycle/mrf/reuse) where you can shop amongst reusable items other students and staff have recycled!

Internet and Computer Access + Printing

The most secure Middlebury College Wi-Fi network is “MiddleburyCollege.” To access “MiddleburyCollege” use the same username and password as your email.

Computers are available at both libraries (Davis and Armstrong) as well as in computer labs found in different places across campus including Munroe, Sunderland, Bicentennial Hall and Axinn. Some computer labs are open 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week), so find them for that last minute paper you need to hand in!

For printing, each student is given a printing credit at the start of each semester. Printers can be found at libraries, computer labs, some Commons’ offices, MiddExpress and the lounge in Proctor Dining Hall! Please ask your FYCs and RAs about the nearest printing station to your residence –  they will know.

Furthermore, students can print from their own computers using public printers by going to go/papercut.

Otherwise, you can use College computers. For more information, please visit go/printing.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Service Building - Second Floor
84 South Service Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
P: 802 443-5858
F: 802 443-2063
isss@middlebury.edu