Services for Visitors


Welcome to the Horn Library.

Please stop by or contact the Information Desk at (781) 239-4596, located at the Library’s main entrance, to register. The Library web site ( contains information about the library and provides direct access to many of its resources. 

Please note:

  • Members of the community may use the first floor of the Library on an intermittent basis and may not use the library as their "offices"
  • Visitors must show photo identification
  • Visitors must keep library visitor pass with them at all times
  • Our study rooms are for current Babson students' use only
  • Some library materials are not available to visitors, including course reserves and media materials
  • Use of library computers is for academic use only. Priority for computer use is given to current Babson students, faculty, and staff
  • Visitors must comply with all library policies and college regulations

Get a Library Card

Please come to the Horn Library Information Desk to purchase a library card in order to check out books for up to four weeks. Fees for library cards are:

  • Local area residents: $10 per year
  • Faculty of Boston-area colleges: $10 per year

Research Assistance

Brief assistance is available:

  • Visit the Information Desk, or
  • Call 781-239-4596

For more in-depth assistance, consult with independent information brokers or visit your local public library. Lists of information brokers are available through your local yellow pages and through the Association of Independent Information Professionals.

Database Contract Restrictions

The library's contracts with database vendors do not include continued off-campus access for visitors and some restrict on-campus access to currently enrolled Babson students, faculty and staff. Restricted sources are generally indicated as "On or off campus: Enter your Babson username and password."