There are many ways for you to access Trinity collections plus the collections of other libraries. Please contact library.feedback@trincoll.edu with questions.

Borrowing Print From Trinity

OneSearch is the primary way to determine if a book is held in the library. If you find a book in Trinity’s collection you may:

  • Find in the stacks by call number and use our Self Check Out station on Level A near the Library & Information Technology Desk. You must use your Trinity ID.
  • Request that the book be pulled from the shelf by staff and held for you to pick up near the desk. In OneSearch from the book record:
    • Log in to see options
    • Select Request Options > Request
    • Staff will notify you when the item is ready for pick up
  • Any book that is checked out for more than 7 days may be recalled by another user.  Once that period has passed, the current borrower is sent a notice requesting that the item be returned by a specific date.  Once returned, it will be held for the next user for pickup at the Library & Information Technology Desk.

  • Books must be returned within the borrowing period or you may have borrowing privileges suspended or owe other fees.

Your Trinity ID functions as your borrowing card and can be used to check out books.

When Trinity Doesn’t Have the Book You Need

  1. Borrow from the Connecticut Wesleyan Trinity Consortium (CTW)
    • Search in the CTW Consortium scope for OneSearch (pulldown menu selection from the search box)
    • Log in to see options
    • Find the book in Connecticut or Wesleyan and use the Request from Interlibrary Loan or Request option in the other institution’s record.
    • You will be notified when the book is available for pick up at Trinity, usually within one or two days.
  2. Borrow from libraries around the world using Interlibrary Loan.
  3. Ask the library to Purchase the book

Using Library Materials in Courses

We can assist faculty in preparing library-owned content to be used in the context of courses. We have a variety of options for using streaming video, and we can digitize print materials. Also, see also our guide on “Sharing Course Materials” for guidance on Fair use and copying for educational purposes.