Skip to main content

Community User Guidelines

Those who are not current students or employees of the College, including alumni and retirees, can use the library's resources and services as “community users.” Community users must be residents of Maryland or Washington, DC. Those under the age of 18 may obtain a community user card with the permission of their parent or guardian, who must be present to sign the application.

To get a community user card, visit the service desk of any MC Library location and complete our paper community user card application. You will need to provide an active email address and a photo ID with your current address listed, such as a driver's license. Public library cards or IDs issued by other colleges or universities are not accepted.

Community user cards are valid for one semester. You can renew your card by bringing your current photo ID to the service desk at any MC Library location.