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Montgomery College Libraries

About the Libraries

Welcome to the Montgomery College Libraries, a three-campus, four-library service.

Libraries' Mission:  The Libraries facilitate student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation anddelivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability.

The Montgomery College Libraries play an essential role in supporting the curriculum at Montgomery College!
We have  locations  at each campus.  At Germantown, we are in the Humanities/Social Sciences Building (HS), at Rockville we are in the Macklin Tower (MT) building and we have two locations in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, the Cafritz Arts Center (CF) building and the Resource Center (RC) building.

We offer a variety of services, in-person and virtual, and a number of resources, both in physical and electronic formats, that support research, teaching, and learning and to accommodate diverse learning styles and provide 24/7 access to resources, services and research assistance.


  • Germantown: Biomedical, Technology and Bioscience
  • Rockville: Business, Humanities, and Theatre
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Allied Health and Nursing
  • Cafritz Art Library: Fine Arts 

Collections/Holdings (as of December 2015)

226,000 print book volumes

137 electronic  databases

Over 50,000  e-books 

Approximately 90,000  e-journals 

Approximately 20,000 streaming videos

Over 21,000 audiovisual items

262 containers – Special Collections (Archives)


  • 480 instruction sessions provided annually to 9,000 attendees
  • 283 library course pages & research subject  guides
  • Over 37,000 annual reference/consultation transactions (both physical &  virtual)
  • Nearly 28,000 physical visitors in a typical week during the semester
  • 2,200 annual filled  interlibrary loan transactions (borrowing and lending)
  • Over 71,000 annual circulation transactions (general and course reserves)
  • 73 weekly public service hours during the semester
  • 199 computers, 921 seats, 3 instruction rooms, 12 group study rooms



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