Library Privileges for Wheaton Employees
Learning about the Library's Collections
Finding Library Materials Using HELIN
Borrowing Wallace Library Materials
Borrowing from Other Libraries
Computing, Photocopying, Printing and Scanning Facilities
Connecting to Library Resources from Home
Wheaton employees may discover many resources in the Library related to their personal or professional interests.
The Wallace Library collects a variety of materials and subscribes to periodicals, indexes, and electronic resources to support the curriculum of Wheaton College. Employees are encouraged to visit the Library Information Desk on the main level for assistance with library services or with finding materials.
Books are arranged by subject according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title. The Library floorplans can help you locate services and materials throughout the library.
HELIN is Wallace Library's online catalog, that we share with other members of the HELIN consortium. Access HELIN from the Library Home Page. You can use HELIN to locate materials owned or accessible from the library, including books, reference materials, music, videos and DVDs. Use the library's Journal Finder (also accessible from the library homepage) to located the full text of articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Wheaton employees can use their Wheaton ID card to check out materials for themselves or on behalf of family members. The employee is responsible for all materials borrowed with a Wheaton ID, including payment of replacement fees for lost items. Your library barcode is printed on the back of your ID. Loan periods vary by material type. Periodicals do not normally circulate. Borrowed items are subject to recall by request of interested patrons after 4 weeks into the loan period.
You will need your 14-digit barcode number to renew materials online. You can also renew borrowed materials by phone or email.
Employees may recommend items for purchase by completing the online Order Link form provided by the Acquisitions Department.
Wheaton employees may request books from other HELIN member libraries, and use the Library's Interlibrary Loan services to request materials not available through HELIN or the InRhode catalog. Use WorldCat to search for books not available in HELIN or InRhode. WorldCat is an online catalog that includes access to more than 96 million records contributed by over 9,000 libraries around the world. More than 60,000 libraries in 112 countries use OCLC services. Once you identify an item you would like to request, WorldCat provides an electronic request form that should be filled out using your Wheaton ID number.
Read more about ILL Procedures and Policies.
Interlibrary Loan Department Contact Information:
Boston Public Library
Current Wheaton students, faculty and staff are eligible for a Boston Public Library card. Sign up for an eCard or apply in person at one of the branches. The headquarters are a block away from the Back Bay train station on Copley Square at 700 Boylston St. Bring proof of your address. Rhode Island residents also will need to bring their Wheaton ID card. The BPL card not only allows you to use research materials and borrow circulating items but gives you access to a number of additional electronic databases not available through the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library. Visit the BPL web site for more information.
Employees are welcome to use all public facilities and services in the library. Family members under 18 should be accompanied by a parent. The library provides a variety of computing workstations installed with Microsoft Office and internet access. Additionally, the Library has a scanning workstation installed with Photoshop and other graphics software located in the Stacks Level. During peak usage periods, patrons conducting academic research will be given priority access to computers.
Members of the Wheaton community can access Wallace Library subscription databases, ejournals, ebooks and streaming videos by logging in with their name and library barcode (found on the back of each Wheaton ID). VPN can still be used but is no longer necessary to access library resources from off campus.
For a list of available databases, see the section of the Library homepage titled "Databases A-to-Z." Please note that some online database subscriptions are purchased with a limited number of user licenses. Access from off-campus might not always be available.
Employees can visit the Circulation Desk to obtain passes for free admission to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.