Access to the Archives is by appointment only. Please contact the library at 802.258.9221 or email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
Library staff can provide basic information regarding our holdings, but cannot undertake extensive research for patrons.
Most materials in the Archives do not circulate; items must be used in the library under staff supervision.
Individuals or departments who wish to donate materials to the Archives are asked to complete the
Archives Accession Form and include it with the items being donated.
Questions about the Archives may be addressed to Beth Ruane, Library Director: firstname.lastname@example.org; 802.451.7577.
The Rice-Aron Library does not charge overdue fines for items in its collection. However, borrowers are billed for the replacement of library items in the following cases:
- When items are not returned upon the borrower’s graduation or separation from Marlboro College (e.g., withdrawal, dismissal) or upon the expiration of borrowing privileges (for alumni and townspeople)
- When items are not returned within 10 days of being recalled for another borrower
- When reserve items (which circulate for 3 hours at a time) are not returned within 3 days of their due time
- When items are lost
- When items are returned in unsatisfactory condition
- When a library patron causes damage to library furniture or equipment.
Graduating seniors and students withdrawing from the college must return all library materials upon graduation or in order to complete the withdrawal process. Bills for items that are not returned are transmitted to the Student Accounts office at the end of each semester and upon a student’s withdrawal becoming official.
If a patron believes that a charge has been assessed in error, they should contact the library immediately.
The person to whom library items are checked out assumes responsibility for any replacement charges and/or fees. If someone other than the borrower is in possession of a billed library item, it is up to the borrower to arrange for its return and/or to seek restitution for charges that the borrower ends up paying the library.
Items from other libraries (interlibrary loan or reciprocal borrowing partners) are subject to the fines and replacement policies of the lending library.
In addition to replacement costs, a $5.00 billing fee and $5.00 processing fee is charged per billed item. Billing fees reflect the cost in staff time of sending multiple bill warnings to borrowers and searching the library stacks and reshelving carts for items prior to issuing bills, as well as actually creating and sending bills to Student Accounts. Once a bill has been issued, the billing fee is not normally refundable. Processing fees reflect the costs of re-cataloging, re-labeling, and re-processing replacements for billed items. If the library copy of an item is returned within the window for refunds (see Refunds, below), the processing fee will normally be refunded.
When items are returned with excessive pencil underlining, sticky notes, etc., they will be set aside and not checked in. Borrowers will be contacted and given the opportunity to erase pencil notes and/or remove stickies. If a borrower opts not to do this, a $5.00 processing and $5.00 billing fee per book may be assessed.
The library replaces missing and billed items as borrowers indicate a need for them. Once the library has purchased a replacement for a billed item, a refund is not available.
If items are returned within six months of being billed and have not yet been replaced, borrowers may be refunded replacement charges and processing fees.
Reporting lost/damaged items
If a borrower loses or damages a library item and notifies the library before being billed for it, the library will waive the billing fee and give the borrower the option of replacing the item with a new or like-new copy, if doing so would be less expensive than paying standard library replacement costs. Once a bill has been issued for an item, however, regular replacement charges and fees apply.
How replacement charges are determined
The standard replacement charge for library items is $35.00 (plus applicable fees). The library reserves the right to bill for actual replacement cost if the billed item is worth more than the standard replacement charge. In some circumstances, patrons may opt to provide a replacement copy rather than paying the replacement cost; please contact the library if you are interested in such an arrangement.
The circulation policies of the Rice-Aron Library reflect the mission of the library and The Corporation of Marlboro College to provide their community and local residents with access to print and non-print academic resources primarily for the purpose of scholarly research.
Who May Borrow?
- Marlboro College students, staff, faculty, and emeritus faculty (including Graduate School)
- Marlboro College alumni who live locally (Windham or Bennington County, VT; Franklin County, MA; Cheshire County, NH)
- Town of Marlboro residents
- Reciprocal borrowers (SIT, VCAL faculty)
- Marlboro College trustees
Others who wish to borrow materials may seek to do so via the interlibrary loan services of their home institution or public libraries.
Borrowing privileges expire upon separation from the College (e.g., graduation, withdrawal, cessation of employment) or cessation of local residency. Alumni, townspeople, and emeritus faculty must renew their library accounts annually.
Borrowing accounts are created for students automatically upon enrollment and for faculty and staff upon the commencement of their employment. All other patrons must request accounts from the library staff during regular business hours. Please call (802) 258-9221 during these hours to make alternate arrangements, if necessary. Picture identification and one of the appropriate documentations listed below will be required:
- Proof of residence for Marlboro Town resident
- SIT ID for School of International Training community members
- Completed VCAL Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Form for VCAL faculty
What is available to check out?
- All patrons may check out printed books and audio-visual materials: audiobooks, compact discs (music) and videos (DVD and VHS).
- Only Marlboro College students and faculty may borrow reserve materials.
- Only Marlboro College faculty, students and staff are eligible to access our electronic book collection and database materials from off campus. Others may use these resources in the Rice-Aron Library.
- Items that may not be checked out by patrons, and must be used only within the library building, include reference items, periodicals, microforms, student plans, and archival materials.
Books and Audiobooks
- Marlboro College students, staff, faculty, emeritus faculty: 1 semester (due dates fall in mid-December, late January, mid-May, and early September)
- Graduate students, staff, faculty: 60 days
- Alumni, townspeople, SIT, VCAL, and other libraries: 30 days
Videos (VHS and DVD) and Compact Discs
- 7 days
Reserve Materials (Books, videos and other)
- 3 hours (or overnight if checked out less than 3 hours prior to closing of the Reserve Room)
All materials must be returned on or before the due date or when recalled by the library staff for use by another patron. Recalled items must be returned within 10 days; after that, replacement bills will be issued.
There is no maximum number of checkouts for Marlboro College students, faculty, and staff and Marlboro residents. Others may borrow up to ten items (including up to five audiovisual items) at one time.
Patrons may renew materials, provided that these items are not needed by other patrons, by logging into their accounts in the library catalog or by requesting renewals from the library staff.
- Faculty, staff and students may renew items as many times as necessary, provided they are not needed by another patron.
- Marlboro Town residents, alumni, trustees, and SIT/VCAL borrowers may renew books as many times as necessary, provided they are not needed by another patron. They may renew videos and CDs three times; beyond that, items must be brought back to the library and checked in/re-checked out.
Reserve and A/V Room Policy
All reserve materials leaving the Reserve & A/V room, including AV materials that are not on reserve, must be checked out at the checkout station within this room. Reserves may be borrowed for three hours during reserve room hours. Overnight loans are allowed when borrowed less then three hours before closing time. Renewals are only permitted when others do not need the item. For more information, see the Reserve Materials Policy.
Recalling Checked-out Items
If you need a library item that is checked out to someone else, please notify library staff. The item can be recalled from the current borrower. Alternately, we can attempt to set up shared access to the item for a period of time if such an arrangement is acceptable to both parties.
All Rice-Aron library users (including Marlboro Town residents and members of institutions that have reciprocal borrowing agreements with Marlboro College) are responsible for returning a recalled item within 10 days. Inter-library loans lent out to other institutions must to be returned within 10 business days. Failure to do so will result in billing the user or institution for the recalled library material in order to buy a replacement copy and make it available to those who need it as soon as possible. Once items have been replaced by the library, refunds for replacement bills are no longer available.
Patrons are responsible for all items borrowed on their account. While the Library will make reasonable efforts to contact patrons with overdue materials, it is the responsibility of the patron to know when materials are due and to return them promptly. Log in to the library catalog anytime to view your account. Materials kept beyond the expiration of your borrowing privileges are subject to immediate billing.
The Rice-Aron Library furthers the mission of the College by collecting materials that support its curriculum and the disciplines taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The library’s goal is to develop, with the assistance of faculty, a well-rounded collection that reflects the diversity of scholarship and maintains an international perspective in order to serve undergraduate and graduate needs. The library also supports, through collection development and services, student and faculty research.
The library will collect, as much as possible, materials beyond the curriculum for the college community. The library will also develop those parts of the collection that reflect our institutional identity and in which we already have strength. For those materials that are not acquired for permanent addition to the library collections, but are requested by community members, we will borrow such materials on a temporary basis from other libraries via interlibrary loan.
Collection development is more than just adding items to the shelves; it also embraces an understanding of the access and use of materials in the collection and analysis of the overall quality of the resource. Librarians work with faculty to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the collection as it is built, and integrate collection development planning into general planning for programs and services of the library.
The library also supports new programs and new faculty members’ area of specialization in the curriculum, seniors on Plan at Marlboro College, and graduate students working on their Capstone Projects. The library is responsible for building reference collections and working with departments to build and maintain a periodical collection that reflects curricular needs and will review requests on an annual basis. The librarians are responsible for building the collection in cross-disciplinary areas. When possible, the library should be a centralized access point for research materials — books, journals, video recordings, sound recordings, and electronic resources, so that materials purchased on behalf of the Rice-Aron Library can be used by the entire college community.
The Reference Collection is a non-circulating collection containing material that is not intended to be read in long stretches of time. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, statistical compilations, and indexes are examples of such materials and may exist in several types of formats. All are intended to serve the needs of the Marlboro College community.
Selection criteria will be the same as that for the general collection. Records will be kept indicating those items that are to be purchased annually, every second or third year, or less frequently. For very expensive items, special consideration will be given to electronic resources containing the same information at a more affordable price.
General bibliographies are located in the Reference Room. More specialized bibliographies are shelved within the general collection.
Ususally, only the most recent edition of an item will be in the Reference Collection, with earlier editions either going to the general collection or being discarded.
The emphasis in foreign language dictionaries will be on those languages taught at the College, though an effort will be made to have language dictionaries for major world languages.
The Reference Collection will be systematically weeded. The entire collection will be weeded within a three-year period.
Research Tools (Indexes, Bibliographies, Abstracts, Databases)
In order to support the research needs of students and faculty, the library will provide means of identifying research materials for the disciplines taught at Marlboro College. In addition to basic indexes, the library will provide major tools for each discipline, via either print or electronic versions. Whenever possible, access to major tools will be provided in electronic format, and those of widespread interest will be made available through web access, both across campus and via remote access. Tools that receive little use because of expense and/or specialization will be provided in the most cost effective way.
Subscriptions to the scholarly publications of the disciplines taught at Marlboro College will be acquired. Every attempt, within the confines of budgetary restrictions, will be made to subscribe to the major journals within a given field as well as the sub-fields of interest within those disciplines. Additionally, subscriptions to major newspapers, the principal English language news magazines and some popular periodicals will also be carried. Acknowledging that contemporary written language does change, and supporting the international perspective of the curriculum, representative publications in the foreign languages taught at Marlboro College also will be acquired.
Duplication of print and full-text electronic journals will be addressed on a title-by- title basis.
When appropriate, materials that meet the criteria for addition to the general collection will be purchased in DVD, compact disc, or other electronically accessed formats. These items, as well as discs that accompany books, will be cataloged and made available for circulation on an individual basis.
The purpose of the audio-visual collection is to make available to the community all films, videos and music which support classroom instruction and officially sponsored college programs or which demonstrate lasting contributions to the art of film making or music. DVD is the preferred format for visual materials, and will be selected first. However, VHS recordings will also be purchased if DVD is not available and if they meet the general collection development goals and criteria. Compact disc is the preferred format for audio materials.
The library will regularly attempt to acquire out-of-print materials that are not automatically located or are canceled through the normal vendor processes. Searching for out-of-print materials is labor and time intensive, thus it will be carried out as time permits. The pursuit of such items will be coordinated by the Acquisitions Librarian who will judge acceptable price ranges for individual titles. Reprint editions will be substituted when available, unless the requester indicates that only the original edition is acceptable.
Collection Maintenance - Replacement Copies
Materials that are damaged beyond repair or are superseded will be evaluated for removal from the collection or for replacement as they come to the attention of the librarians. Every summer, the library will review collections to assess whether materials are superseded or require updating or replacement. Items selected for weeding from the collection will be reviewed by the librarians, and as appropriate, faculty will be consulted. Weeding should be conducted as part of an overall collection assessment program and should entail not just removal, but also the purchase of replacement and substitute copies as needed.
All library materials, print or non-print, which are lost will be reviewed on a title-by-title basis for replacement. Usually, a newer edition of the same work will be purchased. However, if a particular edition is noteworthy, or specifically requested by a faculty member, every effort will be made to acquire that edition for replacement. If an item is no longer available through the new or out-of-print vendors, a different work on the same subject, or, for example, as in the case with recorded music, the same piece with different instrumentalists will be substituted.
See also: the Gifts/Donations Policy
Revised June 2019
Interested artists must submit a completed application prior to meeting with the Library Director.
* Approved shows will displayed on a first-come, first-served basis.
* The artist is responsible for installing and taking down the display.
* All artwork not removed by the designated date will be disposed of shortly thereafter.
* The artist must accept all responsibility for theft or damage.
* All artwork must be labeled with title and artist name.
* Holes may not be made in the walls.
* Art must be attached to walls with materials that do not leave a residue or peel the paint.
**Please note: due to space and staffing constraints, the Library is not accepting donations this academic year. Alumni and other friends of the College who wish to make a donation should contact the Library Director, Beth Ruane (email@example.com), directly.**
Gifts of Materials to the Library
The Library welcomes gifts of books and other materials that extend and compliment existing collections. Because of the high cost of storage and processing, and the need to maintain collections which directly support the curricular needs of Marlboro College, the Library is unable to accept all donations, and offers of donations are evaluated on an individual basis. Although exceptions may be made, materials that fall outside of our collecting policy generally include: textbooks, popular fiction, popular magazines, and titles the Library already owns.
All gifts will be reviewed by an appropriate subject specialist prior to acceptance. Potential donors are asked to keep the following conditions in mind:
- Donors will be requested to provide a list of titles for the Library to review before a donation is accepted.
- Items should support subjects and disciplines taught at Marlboro.
- The Library cannot appraise the value of donated material.
- Gifts become property of the Marlboro Library upon receipt and the Library may make all decisions regarding appropriateness of subject, condition of individual items, and whether or not any individual item will be added to the collection. Materials accepted but not added to the collection may be given to book sales, exchanged with other libraries, or recycled.
- Material donated will not be returned to the donor.
- Gift/donation processing is secondary to fulfilling the mission of the library.
Individuals wishing to donate materials to the Library are asked to contact Beth Ruane, Library Director, before bringing donations to the library.
The Library provides donors a thank you letter acknowledging receipt of the gift, including a rough description of the extent of the gift (i.e., number of boxes or volumes). We cannot assign any value for tax purposes etc. Donors must obtain an appraisal at their own cost if they desire such.
For more information regarding gifts to the College, or if you would like to support the Library other than by a donation of materials, please contact the Development Office.
(Resolution Endorsed by Marlboro College Town Meeting on April 9, 2008; Re-Endorsed by Town Meeting on April 24, 2013; Re-Endorsed by Town Meeting on September 17, 2014; Re-Endorsed by Town Meeting on September 16, 2015)
The purpose of the Library Honor Code is to encourage empathy for the needs of others and personal responsibility for conservation of our limited resources. By taking an active part in affirming this code, community members do in fact help sustain the freedom of self-governance at Marlboro College and the privilege of 24/7 access to library resources.
To support this honor code, the Rice-Aron Library users:
Uphold equal access to library resources. This includes but is not limited to:
- Check out our library materials.
- Return or renew library materials by their due date.
- Return reserve materials by their due time.
- Return materials prior to due date if they are no longer needed or if they are recalled by librarians for the use of someone else. In the latter case, the library staff will ensure equal access to the desired materials by all parties.
- Put materials not checked out into return bins or on designated library re-shelving carts when you are done with them.
- Return interlibrary loan books on time out of respect for our lending libraries and our peers at fellow institutions. In this way, we respect equal access to all who seek knowledge.
Respect the aesthetic and functional aspects of the library building. This is necessary to maintain an environment conducive to academic pursuits or quiet relaxation, and to relieve the library staff from undue burdens. This category includes but is not limited to:
- Respect the library as a community space but foremost as an academic building and a forum for knowledge.
- Clean up garbage, food, personal items, etc.
- When absent from the library, store personal items and checked-out books neatly on empty shelves and do not leave them in library classrooms, the computer lab and its offices, library tables, library chairs and anything that might be used by someone else.
- Return furniture to original locations after moving it (that includes bookshelves, lamps, chairs, and tables.).
- Respect the library’s quiet atmosphere by using headphones, conducting study group activities in classrooms, and using cell phones only in the stairways.
- Respect the health needs of others by complying with relevant campus health and safety policies, including those regarding smoking and animals.
- Do not waste energy by leaving lights on and windows open unnecessarily.
Marlboro College faculty, staff, and currently registered students are eligible to request materials from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan. For students, there is no limit to the number of requests you may make, but if you are requesting more than ten items at a time, we may ask that you consult with a librarian or your plan sponsor. Townspersons and alumni/ae are not eligible to use Marlboro College’s interlibrary loan services; check with your local public library. (Special interlibrary loan information for graduate students)
Most requests are filled within a two week period. Some materials take longer. You will be notified via email when your material arrives.
Due dates for ILL materials must be strictly honored so that we can maintain good relationships with lending libraries and thereby ensure continued borrowing privileges for the entire community. Most libraries lend materials for a one month period, and some will grant renewal for another month. Contact Interlibrary Loan to request a renewal before the date your item is due. Returning books late or not picking up items that were requested may result in the suspension of your borrowing privileges.
The college pays all charges related to ILL services with the exception of fines and replacement charges. All overdue and lost material costs will be paid by the borrower. ILL privileges are suspended until these fees are paid.
Librarians screen ILL requests for possible purchase. If materials can be purchased at a reasonable cost, and obtained within a time frame similar to borrowing, material may be purchased instead of borrowed. This policy supports collection development as well as enabling users to have access to materials for longer than they would through ILL.
Certain items are difficult to obtain via ILL. These include, but are not limited to: reference books, dissertations, and special collections items. This is because typically libraries do not loan these types of items. Library staff are happy to discuss requests with you and explore alternatives.
You may request material via the online ILL Request Form or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Using the online ILL Request Form is preferred. Always use complete citations. If requests are incomplete, the request may take longer to process. For citation help, please consult with a librarian.
The borrower is responsible for complying with US Copyright Law.
Marlboro College lends books, videos (VHS & DVD), CDs, and audiotapes, and supplies copies of articles/chapters, free of charge. Borrowers are responsible for complying with US Copyright Law.
Student Plans, Graduate Center items, microfilm, reference materials, reserve materials, special collections materials, and oversized materials are not lent. Loans are made to institutions only, not directly to individuals.
Loans are made for a period of one month from receipt of request. Renewals are available if the item is not requested by another patron or at our discretion. The college does not grant renewals for A/V materials.
Loan requests may be submitted via OCLC or the Vermont State Department of Libraries (VALS) system.
Materials must be returned in the same condition they were loaned. The borrowing library assumes responsibility for replacement or charges for lost materials. Materials are sent via USPS, standard library rate.
revised June 2019
- Thirty lockers are available for student use. Lockers are located on the ground level of the Rice Library.
- Locker assignments are made at the Rice-Aron Library Service Desk.
- Students must fill out the
Locker Form and return it to library staff.
- All lockers must be emptied at the end of the semester, even if the student will be returning the following semester.
- Lockers not emptied by students will be emptied by library staff. Items left in lockers will be placed on the lost and found shelves in the Recycling Closet that is located on the middle-level connecting corridor.
- Reference materials, periodicals, reserve materials, or uncharged items may not be kept in lockers.
- Food and drink may not be kept in lockers.
- Illegal or dangerous items stored in lockers will be confiscated and the student will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
- Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in loss of locker privileges.
Library items are placed on reserve so that all students may have equal access to these special course materials. All books on reserve (and all audiovisual materials) are shelved in the Reserve/AV Room, near the ground level service desk. Check our hours page for more information.
- All materials leaving the Reserve Room, including AV materials that are not on reserve, must be charged out at the checkout station in the room. DVD cases in the Reserve Room are empty; bring them to the Service Desk to retrieve discs and check them out.
- Three hours loans during open hours
- Overnight loans when borrowed less than three hours before closing time
- Renewals are only permitted in person and when others do not need the item.
Overdue Items and Billing
- If a reserve item is not returned within three days of its due time, you may be billed for its replacement. This bill will include a $5.00 processing fee and a nonrefundable $5.00 billing fee.
- Reserve materials MAY be taken outside the library.
- If an item that you need is not on the shelf, let library staff know. If it is overdue, we can contact the borrower. If it is missing, we can notify the professor.
Please contact library staff if you have questions.
The Marlboro College Special Collections work to preserve and make accessible materials related to Marlboro College and to Rudyard Kipling’s time in Brattleboro. Materials will be collected for the purpose of documenting the history of Marlboro College and the surrounding area, including information about Kipling and his time in Brattleboro. Materials are collected and preserved to give a clear picture of life at Marlboro College, as well as important information about the community, its administration, and academic programs. This information is valuable for research, as well as a vital record of Marlboro College’s history.
Materials contained in Special Collections are:
- Materials relating to the history of Marlboro College, including publications, work by community members, promotional materials, records involving the college’s relationship to the town of Marlboro, and some administrative records.
- Materials relating to Rudyard Kipling, particularly to his time in Brattleboro.
- Materials relating to local history that have some bearing on F. Cabot Holbrook, Howard C. Rice, their families and their work on Kipling, and Naulakha.
Librarians will organize and preserve college records and publications.
- Materials and publications from within the college may be solicited by a staff member if time permits, but otherwise will be added by donation from the department within the college.
- Materials relating to Rudyard Kipling, and Naulakah will not be solicited, but will be accepted as gifts if they are deemed pertinent to the collection.
- Materials relating to local history, F. Cabot Holbrook and Howard C. Rice will be accepted if donated only if they are deemed pertinent to the collection or if they are rare materials and no more suitable organization exists to take custody. They will not be solicited.
Types of materials accepted are loose papers, rare books, microfilm, photographs, negatives and manuscripts.
Materials will be available to researchers and to members of the community by arrangement with library staff. Occasionally materials may be removed from special collections at the discretion of the library director.
Revised June 2004
Faculty at participating Vermont academic libraries are permitted to borrow materials from the Rice-Aron Library.
Before coming to Marlboro, you must obtain from your home library a completed ‘Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing’ application form. Please email email@example.com to make an appointment for your first visit so we may meet with you to get your library account set-up.
The first time you visit Marlboro to borrow materials, please bring the completed VCAL Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing application form (with an authorized signature from your home library) along with a photo ID. Your first visit should occur during the library’s office business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; closed on Fridays during the summer.
During your initial visit, we’ll create a Marlboro borrower account for you that will be valid for the remainder of the academic year.
For more information regarding circulation policies for VCAL faculty reciprocal borrowing see our Circulation Policy or contact:
The core mission of the Marlboro College Rice-Aron Library is to provide academic support to students, faculty and staff of Marlboro College and its Graduate School. Local alumni, residents of the town of Marlboro, and trustees are eligible for library borrowing privileges. Others not affiliated with the College are welcome to visit the library and use our resources on site during our designated visitors’ hours.
Hours of Access
When classes are in session, library staff are available to issue or renew borrowing privileges, reset passwords, troubleshoot account issues, or answer other questions during the following hours:
|Monday-Thursday||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm – 5:30 pm|
When classes are in session, visitors are welcome to use the building and borrow materials during the following hours:
|Monday through Thursday||8:30 am – 9:00 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm – 9:00 pm|
Outside of these hours, the library building is reserved for the exclusive use of faculty, students, and staff of Marlboro College.
During our reduced hours in the summer, winter, and during break periods, visitors are welcome whenever the building is open and staffed. See our hours page for current and complete information.
Services and Facilities
Books, periodicals, audiovisual materials: Visitors may use the library materials on site, providing that this use does not conflict with the library’s primary responsibility to the Marlboro College community.
Computers: One public workstation, located near the service desk, is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Use of the upstairs computer lab is limited to Marlboro College community members (students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees) during the academic year. Visitors may use the lab during semester breaks and summer months and log in as “guest” on the computer stations. Printing is not available to guests.
Meeting rooms: Two classrooms may be used during visitor hours for community meetings when these rooms are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make reservations.
Online resources: Visitors may use the library’s online resources (ebooks, journals, databases, etc.) on site. License agreements with vendors prevent us from permitting remote access for those not affiliated with Marlboro College.
Photocopier: A coin-operated photocopier is available; the cost is 10 cents per page. Our machine offers single-sided, black-and-white, 8.5” x 11” copies.
Research assistance: Library staff are happy to provide research assistance to visitors, with the understanding that our first responsibility is to supporting the research needs of Marlboro students and faculty. If you are conducting in-depth or archival research, please contact us in advance so that we may better prepare to assist you.
Wireless network: Public wi-fi access is available: look for the network named “Marlboro College” and follow directions to register your device.
See Circulation Policy
Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Items
See Billing and Replacement Policy
Beth Ruane, Library Dirctor
Marlboro College Technical Support
Visitors using the Rice-Aron Library facilities and resources agree to waive all legal claims against Marlboro College and its employees that might arise out of their use of the facilities, grounds, equipment, or other amenities at the College. They further agree that they will not bring legal action against Marlboro College for any reason, including any injuries they may sustain or for damage to their property resulting from their use of the facilities, grounds, equipment, or any other amenities at the College.
Updated June 2019