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Garrett College Library & Learning Commons: Circulation

Welcome to the Library's Homepage! This page contains general information on library services, resources, and policies.

Services & Policies

Who is eligible for a GC Library Card?

  • GC Students
  • GC Staff
  • GC Faculty
  • Garrett County (MD) Residents

Please register at the Library Circulation Desk. If you have any questions, please contact 301-387-3009 or

Books & Audiobooks 3 weeks
DVDs 5 days
Reference Materials 5 days

If you need your library materials for longer than the initial loan period, you may renew those materials.  To renew your materials, please go to the Library Circulation Desk, call 301-387-3009 or email Items may be renewed as long as there are no holds.

Library materials that are checked out may be placed on hold, and you will then be notified when the book is returned.

The Garrett College Library & Learning Commons is fine free.  Patrons will only be charged if materials are not returned.

Replacement costs for lost or damaged library materials include:

  • the cost of the item and
  • a processing fee that covers the supplies used in processing. For media materials, this includes any cases and extra sleeves used to prepare the material for circulation.

The Processing Fees are as follows:

Books $5.00
Videos, DVDs & Audiobooks $10.00
CDs $15.00

Garrett College Instructors may put material on reserve that is assigned reading for a specific course. You can find these reserves at the Library Circulation Desk, just make sure you bring your student ID.

There is no time limit for most items, but some may not be allowed to leave the library. Library staff will inform you of loan restrictions when the item is checked-out.

There are four group study rooms in the Library available for use.  Each room has a computer, keyboard, scanner, whiteboard, and dry erase markers.  Typically, you must have at least 2 people to use a study room (max = 6). 

Rooms may be reserved in advance at the Library Circulation Desk or by calling 301-387-3009. Otherwise, availability is first come, first served.

library stacks and windows