Borrowing & Access


Visitors with a Tulane Splash Card or other accepted borrowing cards may check out books, music scores, music recordings, film, and select technology hardware from the 6th floor service desk during regular operating hours.

Media items will be retrieved from non-public storage shelving upon request. Visitors are encouraged to come with call number(s) in hand but the Media Services team is available to assist finding a title's call number in Library Search as needed.

Choose an affiliation:

Tulane Graduate Student:
Book Loan Period 1 semester
Borrow Non-circulating Journals Yes - 2 Days
Cost of Membership N/A
Number of Items Allowed 50
Number of Book Renewals Allowed 3
Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 5 at a time
Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 2 Weeks; Allowed 7 at a time
Assigned Carrels No

The general microfilm collection, newspapers, books, and music scores supported by Media Services are available in the publicly accessible shelving during regular hours for Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

Recordings, film, the Latin American Library microfilm collection and technology hardware circulated exclusively through Media Services at the 6th floor service desk are available during Media Services regular hours.

"From the point of view of someone standing between rows of microfilm cabinets. A non-digital microfilm reader is visible at the left, a digital microfilm reader not in use is in the center. A woman wearing a dark blouse with larger grey flowers and with dark blond shoulder-length hair leans into the digital microfilm reader on the right as she studies a newspaper page displayed on the monitor. Behind a glass wall you can see the first shleving unit for the Library's extensive DVD collection"


Tulane Libraries strive to nurture an inclusive environment for all library visitors and personnel. The 6th floor service desk and most work areas including the larger format overhead scanner, digital microfilm readers, and select viewing stations are wheelchair accessible.

A work station with assistive technology is located in the first floor Learning Commons.

Descriptive text is preferred for films purchased on physical formats or licensed for streaming access. Closed captions is a minimum requirement.

Please visit Library Accessibility Information for additional details about Tulane Libraries' commitment to an accessible library experience.