Information for Borrowing Libraries


Lending Policies (For Non-Whittier College Individuals and Institutions)

The Wardman Library at Whittier Library supplies loans and photocopies of materials to libraries through our Interlibrary Loan service. Individuals not affiliated with Whittier College should contact the academic library with which they are affiliated or their nearest public library to make a request. Libraries can request materials via OCLC (code: CWC).

Book Lending Policies

Loan period: 4 weeks, with 1 renewal of 4 weeks permitted
Multi-volume sets: max 3 volumes per request
All items subject to recall.

The following items are non-circulating and not available for lending: microforms, newspapers, periodicals, special collections, visual materials, reference materials.

Photocopy Services for Periodicals and Non-Circulating Materials

Photocopies are provided for items up to 30 scanned pages in length within the restrictions and guidelines of copyright law. Photocopy requests for periodicals, government documents, book chapters and reference materials will generally be fulfilled unless the item is in poor condition. Photocopies will be sent as PDF files via email or Article Exchange.

Special Collections Materials

Lending requests for Special Collections materials will be cancelled. For photocopying options, please contact our Reference Librarian.

Visual Materials and Sound Recordings

We do not lend or copy visual materials (e.g. DVDs) or sound recordings (e.g. LPs).


We lend materials and provide photocopies at no cost to libraries within the United States.

Lost Materials Fee: Cost to replace item


Loan materials will be shipped via library mail. Institutions that wish to receive items sooner should provide us with their UPS or FedEx account number.

Hours of Operation

Please visit our home page to view our current operating hours. An Interlibrary Loan staff member is usually available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Info

Whittier College – Wardman Library
7031 Founders Hill Road
Whittier, CA 90602 US

Phone: 562.464.4538