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Montgomery College Libraries

Borrowing, Fines, and Intercampus Loans
What Can I Do?  Student * Employee * Community, Affiliates **
Books, CDs, DVDs,
Audio-books
Up to 20 items · 3 weeks, (21 days) Up to 20 items
3 weeks, (21 days)
Books: Semester long
5 items
3 weeks, (21 days)
Course Reserves 3 Items at a time maximum
2 hour check out (Library use only)
Course Instructor Only
Not Eligible 
Instructional Videos 3 hours (Library use only)
1 week (7 days) Not Eligible
Laptop / Tablet  2 hour check out (Library use only)
Not Eligible
Not Eligible
Fines Books, CDs, DVDs, or Audio-books: 50¢ per item per day, maximum $16.00 per item
Course Reserve/Group Study Room key:
$2.00 per item per hour, maximum $8.00 per item
Laptop: $10.00 per item per hour, maximum $100.00 per item
Fines do not apply 50¢ per item per day,
maximum $16.00 per item
Computer  2 hours per session, 6 hours maximum 2 hours per session, 6 hours maximum 2 hours maximum
Group Study Room  2 hours per day maximum
3 students per group minimum GT&RV
2 students per group minimum TPSS
6 students per group maximum
Online reservation link
Adjunct Faculty can utilize space to
meet with students when the room is not in use.
Not Eligible
One Button Studio /
Collaborative Workstation
 ‡
2 hours per day maximum
Bring USB to use.

Online reservation link

2 hours per day maximum
Bring USB to use.
Online reservation link
Not Eligible
Online Access With current MC ID
With current MC ID
Except remote access to databases
Renew Books & More Online Renewals – available through Renew Books on the library website
In Person Renewals – available at the Access Services Desk
Phone Renewals – not available
Lost or Damaged Item Fees Replacement/ damaged item fees plus overdue fines.     
Return of Lost Materials Replacement cost reimbursed within two years of lost system applied date. Overdue fees apply.
     

* Students and employees are required to show MC ID
** Community Affiliates are required to show library card
Technology in the Libraries

Requesting Items

Montgomery College students, faculty, staff, and Community Borrowers may request library material that is at a different location or checked out by another user. You must be logged in to make a request. In general, items that cannot be checked out of the libraries (e.g., Reference books) cannot be requested.

Types of requests:

  • Intercampus Loan (ICL): Request material from another campus library to be sent to your campus (e.g., have an item at the Rockville library sent to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring library). Intercampus loan requests may take 4 business days to arrive at your library. You may only request an Intercampus loan for materials that are currently available and which can be checked out.
  • Recall: If an item is currently checked out, you may request that it be returned to the library before the posted due date and held for you. Items cannot be recalled within a certain number of days of being checked out (determined by the library).
  • Hold: If an item is currently checked out, you may request that it be held for you at the library after it has been returned. It will be held for a number of days determined by the library.

To make a request:

  • Log in to the MC Library Catalog. If you do not log in before you search, you will be asked to log in when you attempt to make the request.
  • Conduct your search. From the results screen, click on the item that you would like to request.
  • From the Item Record page, click Make a Request in the box on the right side of the screen.
  • Complete the Request form:
    • Select the copy you would like to borrow from the drop-down list (there may be only one option).
    • Add any comments in the box provided.
    • Select the location where you would like to pick up the material. Note: For Intercampus Loans, this cannot be the same library that owns the item.
    • Enter your M number or Community Borrower card's barcode and click Submit.
  • Click on the My Account tab to monitor the status of your request.

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