Davis Family Library: 8am - 11pm
Armstrong Science Library: 10am - 10pm
Library Response to COVID-19

| by Terry Simpkins

Items from the Middlebury College Libraries’ collections can be requested for pick up or shipment.

***Please note that this excludes loaner equipment such as cords, cameras, etc.***

In order to request physical materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) from the library, please follow these steps:

1) Go to MIDCAT

  • If you’re using the mobile MIDCAT view from a device, please choose “Main Site” from the main MIDCAT page in order to place requests.
Image of mobile MIDCAT site

    2) Search for the item you want to request

    • If the item you want to access has a due date, it means it is checked out.  We recommend that you request another copy of the item via Interlibrary Loan request.

    3) Click either the “Request this item” button on the left hand side of a list of results

    Request Button in MIDCAT Browse List


    OR the “Request” button above the record


    Request Button in MIDCAT

    4) Enter your Middlebury College username and password

    5) Select your delivery method

    • If you are on campus, select “Davis Family Library” from the drop down menu to pick up from the vestibule at the entrance to the Library
    • If you have access to BiHall and want to pick up books there, select “Armstrong Library”.  These books will be on a table near the book drop in the Great Hall.
    • If you are outside of Middlebury, select “Mail to the address below in the notes field” to have a book mailed to you.  Please include your full mailing address, including street, city, state, country if international, and zip or postal code in the “Note” field.
      • Please note that depending on your location and the item you are requesting, we may not be able to mail the item to you.  We will contact you to discuss options.
    • If you only need a portion of the book scanned and emailed to you as a PDF file, please select “Scan and email the pages below”

    6) Enter any relevant notes that you want, including your mailing address or the pages you would like scanned and your email address

    Request Screen in MIDCAT

    Once you have submitted your request:

    • You will get an email when the item is available for pickup (usually within 48 hours)
    • Come to the Davis Family Library and access the Library Vestibule with your college ID or the Great Hall outside of Armstrong Library
    • Find your item(s) in a paper bag with your name on it (arranged by last name).  Please note that if you made requests at different times, there will be multiple bags.
    • Take the bag and enjoy the rest of your day!

    For questions or more information, please contact Library Borrowing:

    Email:  library_circulation@middlebury.edu

    Phone: (802) 443-5494

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      | by Mike Roy

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