Borrowing from Other Libraries

If the Holgate Library does not have the material you are looking for, try the following...

NC-PALS Consortium (Intra-Library Loan)

Bennett College students, faculty, and staff may request and check out books from our NC-PALS Consortium partner libraries (i.e., Greensboro, Guilford, and Salem Colleges). You may pick up materials yourself or you may request that materials be delivered to you at the Holgate Library. Requested items typically arrive in 2 to 5 business days. You will be contacted by the library staff when your items arrive. Borrowing and circulation privileges are the same as for materials owned by Bennett College. 

Holdings of the NC-PALS Consortium libraries appear in the NC-PALS Catalog. Bennett College students, faculty, and staff may request materials one of two ways:
  1. Bring the bibliographic information for the materials you would like to the Circulation Desk (e.g., print off the item record from the NC-PALS Catalog).
  2. Request materials directly through the NC-PALS Catalog.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service finds and retrieve materials from other libraries for all Bennett College students, faculty and staff. Most interlibrary loan requests are free.See the ILL webpage for details or complete our ILL Request Form if you are ready to place a request.


Triad Academic Library Association (TALA) Cooperative Borrowing 

All Bennett College students, faculty, and staff may directly borrow materials from the following regional college and university libraries. Borrowing directly requires that you pick up materials yourself, and that you present your current Bennett College ID at the time of checkout. 

Each library may have its own procedures for verifying eligibility, as well as restrictions on borrowing. You will need to register at each library, and you may need to update your registration each semester. You will be subject to the policies of the lending institutions, and responsible for returning items yourself to each library. Individuals who borrow materials via the TALA cooperative borrowing agreement are subject to the borrowing policies of the lending institution(s) and are solely responsible for any fines accrued due to loss, damage, or late return of materials.

To borrow materials, take your Bennett College ID to the main library of the campus. Inform the circulation desk staff that you are a Bennett College student, faculty, or staff member, and that you want to borrow materials. You may be asked to validate your current Bennett College status and that your library account is in good standing by logging into the My Account feature of the NC-PALS Catalog. If you are unable to do this, staff may call the Holgate Library to verify your standing. Once you are verified, you will complete registration and be able to check out materials.

TALA Institutions

See the TALA Privileges Chart for more detailed borrowing and loan period information.


Greensboro Public Library

All Bennett College students may receive a library card and check out materials from the Greensboro Public Library. Please visit the central library or any library branch to obtain a library card. Bennett College students, faculty, and staff who borrow materials from the Greensboro Public Library are subject to its borrowing policies and are solely responsible for any fines accrued due to loss, damage, or late return of materials.

Need additional help? Contact Mrs. Julia Scott, the Circulation Librarian, or the Circulation Desk at 336-517-2139.