Library - Borrowing Materials

Who may borrow?

  • Students, faculty, and staff of CCC. All users must present valid CCC ID card or photo ID to borrow materials.
  • Holders, in good standing, of Carroll County Public Library cards or other library cards with CCPL privileges. Library card or photo ID must be presented at check out.
  • Holders of valid McDaniel College ID cards. Valid McDaniel ID or photo ID must be presented at check out.
  • Maryland community college students and faculty with valid college ID card.

Borrower's responsibilities

  • CCC students and faculty/staff should obtain a college ID, which also serves as their library card, from the Library Circulation staff. A valid photo ID is required to pick up your card.
  • ID cards may only be used by the holder of the card. Cards are not transferable.
  • If a card is lost, please report it to the library staff. The cardholder will be liable for materials checked out to an unreported lost card. You may request a replacement card at the circulation desk.
  • Patrons should update any changes to their e-mail address at the Circulation Desk, as e-mail is the library's primary method of communication with borrowers.
  • Borrowing privileges may be revoked for those who violate library policies.

Loan periods

  • Circulating materials may be borrowed for 21 days. Some restrictions may apply.
  • Reserved textbooks and materials, and instructonal DVDs, may be checked out by CCC cardholders for 4 hours and must stay in the library. Calculators may be checked out by CCC patrons for 4 hours and may leave the library.
  • Reference books and periodicals do not circulate, but are available for use in the library.

Maximum number of items and fines

  • CCC cardholders may borrow up to a total of 12 items.
  • Community users may borrow up to a total of 6 items.
  • No late fines are charged to CCC cardholders for CCC materials, with some exceptions.  Fines are charged for materials borrowed from the Carroll County Public Library or McDaniel College's Hoover Library.

Lost or damaged materials

  • Library users will be billed for the replacement costs of lost or damaged materials.
  • CCC transactions, such as class registration and transcript requests, will be blocked for CCC users with unpaid library bills.
  • Borrower's delinquent accounts may be sent to a collection agency.
  • Community borrowers will have CCC borrowing privileges blocked if they have overdue materials or charges over $10 at their home library.

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