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About Pilgrim Library

General information about Pilgrim Library.

Available for You!

  • Borrow books, dvds, and more from both Defiance College and across Ohio!
  • Use over 150 online databases & 20,000 eBooks!
  • Ask a librarian for research assistance!
  • Use our space! Request to use one of our computer labs or classrooms.

Borrowing & Renewing Materials

As a DC faculty or staff member, you can check out up to 200 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 and Juvenile)

Defiance or

DC Faculty/Staff Loan Period: 42 days
Renew: 6 times
Loan Period: 7 days
Renew: 3 times
Loan Period: 42 days
Renew: 6 times

Renewing items:

Make sure you renew any items you have checked out if you still need them. There are 3 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)
  • Renew your books online using the 'My Account' link.

Library Instruction

Library instruction helps YOU and your students! We will cover useful research tips & tricks to help students learn critical thinking & evaluation & complete their assignments well!

Book your session now! For more information visit the following link: Library Instruction.

Your Library Card

Library Card with BarcodeYour faculty/staff i.d. card is also your library card!

Your 9 digit barcode number is also on your faculty/staff i.d. card; you'll need this if you want to request an item through OhioLink or log in to one of our resources from off campus.

Pilgrim Library:   
  Click the purple "Ask Us" side tab above