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About Pilgrim Library

General information about Pilgrim Library.

Available for You!

  • Apply for a Community Patron Card!
  • Borrow books, dvds, and more from both Defiance College and across Ohio!
  • Ask a librarian for research assistance!

Borrowing & Renewing Material

As a DC Community Patron, you can check out up to 5 items at one time! The length of time you're allowed to keep these items depends on what kind of item it is:

Type of Patron

Defiance Books
(Main Collection, Hench Autism

OhioLink/ Search Ohio



Search Ohio


DC Community
Loan Period: 21 days
Renew: 6 times
Loan Period: 7 days
Renew: 3 times
Loan Period: 21 days
Renew: 6 times (*3x for Search Ohio)


Renewing items:

Make sure you renew any items you have checked out if you still need them. There are 2 ways you can do this:

  • Visit the library and ask us to renew your books for you.
  • Call us and ask us to renew your books for you (419-783-2481)

Alumni access to materials

Our licensing agreements with the journal databases available through OhioLink limit their use to current students, faculty and staff.  So we cannot extend access for journal articles to DC alumni from off-campus.  The Pilgrim Library staff can help alumni visiting campus with their research.
Some of the same journal databases in OhioLink may also be available through your local Ohio public library.  Contact your local library to ask about access to magazines and journal articles.
Alumni are welcome to make use of the Library's book and audiovisual collection, by signing up for a community patron card.

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