Borrowing, Renewing, and Fines

Montgomery College students and employees may have up to 20 items on their library account at a time.  Community users may have up to five items on their library account at a time. Certain item types have additional restrictions. You can also learn about fines and fees and renewals.

Looking for information on accessing the library's e-resources? Visit our Access Library E-Resources page.

Books

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for books.

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for books.

MC STUDENTS

How Many: Up to 20 items

How Long: 3 weeks

Overdue Fines: 50 cents per item per day, maximum fine $16 per item for late returns.

MC EMPLOYEES

How Many: Up to 20 items

How Long: Entire semester

Overdue Fines: Fines do not apply

COMMUNITY USERS

How Many: Up to 5 items

How Long: 3 weeks

Overdue Fines: 50 cents per item per day, maximum fine $16 per item for late returns.

Course Reserves

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for course reserves.

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for course reserves.

MC STUDENTS

How Many: Up to 3 items

How Long: 2 hours

Overdue Fines: $2 per item per hour, maximum fine $8 per item for late returns.

MC EMPLOYEES

Course instructor only. Ask at the library service desk.

COMMUNITY USERS

Not eligible to borrow.

 

CDs, DVDs, Audio Books

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for CDs, DVDs, and audio books.

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for CDs, DVDs, and audio books.

MC STUDENTS

How Many: Up to 20 items

How Long: 3 weeks

Overdue Fines: 50 cents per item per day, maximum fine $16 per item for late returns.

MC EMPLOYEES

How Many: Up to 20 items

How Long: 3 weeks

Overdue Fines: Fines do not apply

COMMUNITY USERS

How Many: Up to 5 items

How Long: 3 weeks

Overdue Fines: 50 cents per item per day, maximum fine $16 per item for late returns.

Laptops and Tablets

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for laptops and tablets.

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for laptops and tablets.

MC STUDENTS

How Many: 1 at a time

How Long: 2 hours

Overdue Fines: $10 per item per hour, maximum fine $100 per item for late returns.

MC EMPLOYEES

Not eligible to borrow.

COMMUNITY USERS

Not eligible to borrow.

Group Study Room Keys

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for group study room keys.

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for group study room keys.

MC STUDENTS

How Long: 2 hours per group per day.

Overdue Fines: $2 per key per hour, maximum fine of $8 per key for late returns.

MC EMPLOYEES

Only part-time faculty may use the group study rooms to meet with students when the room is not in use.

All other employees are not eligible to use.

COMMUNITY USERS

Not eligible to use.

One Button Studio Keys

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for one button studio keys.

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for one button studio keys.

MC STUDENTS

How Long: 2 hours per group per day.

Overdue Fines: $2 per key per hour, maximum fine of $8 per key for late returns.

MC EMPLOYEES

How Long: 2 hours per group per day.

Overdue Fines: Fines do not apply.

COMMUNITY USERS

Not eligible to use.

Instructional Videos

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for instructional videos.

Learn about borrowing periods and fines for instructional videos.

MC STUDENTS

In-library use only. Borrowed with faculty permission.

MC EMPLOYEES

How Many: Up to 20 items

How Long: 1 week

Overdue Fines: Fines do not apply.

COMMUNITY USERS

Not eligible to borrow.

Fines and Fees: More Information

Lost or Damaged Item Fees

MC students, MC employees, and community users will be charged the replacement or damaged item fee plus the overdue fines, if applicable.

Return of Lost Materials

Replacement fee will be reimbursed within two years of the item being marked as lost in the library's system. Overdue fines apply.

Renewals

Renewing an item extends the original due date and helps you avoid fines. You can request renewals in two ways:

  • Renew online through your library account. Select the items you'd like to renew and click the "Request Renewal" button.
  • Renew in person at the service desk of any campus library.

 

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