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All 3-week materials may be renewed one time. Other items are non-renewable. Renewals can be made via your library account online, in person, by telephone.

Know a good book? Make a Purchase Request to recommend a book or subscription to the library. 

Borrowing Privileges

Loan Periods for Books DVDs CDs Laptops** / Calculators** / Headphones / Course Reserves Government Documents Interlibrary Loan
Currently Enrolled Students 3 weeks 1 week 3 weeks 4 hours 2 hours 3 weeks 4 weeks
Faculty 105 days 1 week 3 weeks 4 hours 2 hours 3 weeks 4 weeks
Staff / Admin / Trustees 105 days 1 week 3 weeks 4 hours 2 hours 3 weeks 4 weeks
County Residents (with borrowing card) 3 weeks 1 week 3 weeks headphones only, no borrowing (except for enrollment test preparation by special arrangement with Testing Services) no borrowing no borrowing no borrowing
Alumni 3 weeks 1 week 3 weeks headphones only, no borrowing no borrowing no borrowing no borrowing

** To borrow a laptop or calculator, you must provide a current borrowing card.  Laptops and calculators must be returned 15 minutes before the library closes.

We do not charge fines for late items. Fees and replacement costs may be charged for items not returned.

County Resident Borrowing Privileges

Adult (18+) residents of Montgomery County may borrow materials if they establish a county residents borrowers account by providing proof of residency to the college's Enrollment Services. County Residents should visit the enrollment services windows in College Hall (central campus) or South Hall (west campus), and provide proof of residency.  They will be issued a card that can be used in the libraries.

Alumni Borrowing Privileges

Alumni who live in Montgomery County should opt first for county resident borrowing privileges.  Alumni who are not county residents may borrow materials if they establish an alumni account.  Non-county-resident alumni should visit the enrollment services windows in College Hall (central campus) or South Hall (west campus) to confirm that they are a former student.  They will be issued a card that can be used in the libraries.

TCLC College Students

Students at Tri-State College Library Cooperative (TCLC) institutions may borrow materials from MCCC libraries for a specified semester.  Students should obtain a letter, using this form, from their college librarian stating that they are in good standing at their home college, and will abide by MCCC policies.  Bring the signed letter in person to MCCC libraries and library staff will accompany them to enrollment services to create a TCLC borrow's account and be issues a card.  A photocopy of the letter should be retained in the library Dean's office.

Placing Holds

You can place a hold on an item for pickup at the circulation desk.

Here's how...

  1. Search our library catalog for the items you wish to borrow.
  2. Click on the "Place Hold" button next to the item title.
  3. Enter your college ID number twice.
  4. Select which library you want to pick up your item, then click the "Place Hold" button.
  5. When the item is available for pickup, you'll receive an email!

Notes:

  • Transfers between campuses can take 2 to 3 days.
  • Some items, such as course reserves, cannot have holds.