Visitors Borrowing

Borrow from Buswell Library

Visitors may use Buswell Library resources within the building. 
To access online journals and research databases, ask at the circulation desk to login to a guest computer.
To borrow items requires a borrowing account.

Borrowing for students, staff, and faculty of I-Share institutions

  • Sign in at the circulation desk when you arrive.
  • Present your current and valid campus ID to borrow items in person. 
  • Loan pollicies for books, scores, and most other circulating items are standard throughout I-Share: 
    • Faculty – 4 weeks, 6 renewals
    • Students, staff – 4 weeks, 3 renewals
  • Loan periods for Wheaton DVDs and CDs – 2 weeks, 1 renewal – limit of 3 each
  • Access your I-Share account online to see due dates and renew Wheaton items.
  • Wheaton items may also be requested online via your I-Share account.
  • If your library account is blocked, expired, or outdated at your home institution, you will not be able to borrow from Wheaton, either online or in person.

Local Resident Borrowing Account

The following types of visitors may obtain a local resident borrowing account:

  • Current students, staff, and faculty of ATLA institutions 
  • Students living locally but enrolled in distance courses at other academic institutions
  • Visitors who are on staff at a local church 
  • Visitors who want to use Buswell resources for a specific academic or research purpose 

Local resident borrowing account policies:

  • Sign in at the circulation desk when you arrive.
  • Borrowers must live within commuting distance of the college.
  • Library account costs $60 for 12 months.
  • Up to 10 Buswell items may be borrowed concurrently.
  • DVDs and CDs may not be borrowed.
  • Privileges do not include requesting and borrowing items from other libraries.
  • Privileges do not include off-campus access to the library’s online resources.

Loan periods:

  • Books, music scores, most other circulating items - 4 weeks with 1 renewal 
  • Journals, reference books – non-circulating, in-library use only
  • Permanent reserves and technology/equipment – varies
  • Renew items by replying to an email notice, by emailing circulation.desk@wheaton.edu, or by calling the circulation desk at 630-752-5354.

Wheaton Public Library Short-Term Borrowing Account

  • Sign in at the circulation desk when you arrive.
  • Show your valid Wheaton Public Library card and a permission slip obtained from the Wheaton Public Library reference desk.
  • Up to 3 items may be borrowed concurrently.
  • Loan period is 4 weeks with 1 renewal.
  • Intended for occasional use only; account expires at the end of the loan period.
  • DVDs and CDs may not be borrowed.
  • Renew items by replying to an email notice, by emailing circulation.desk@wheaton.edu, or by calling the circulation desk at 630-752-5354.

Payment Options for Wheaton College Fees

  • Cash (in person)
  • Check payable to Wheaton College; if mailing, address to Circulation Supervisor, Buswell Library, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton IL 60187
  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover); to provide credit card information by phone, please call 630.752.5610 or 630.752.5620

Questions?

Email circulation.desk@wheaton.edu
Call the circulation desk 630-752-5354