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General Library Information: Circulation

This page contains general information on library services and policies.

Services & Policies

Students, staff and faculty of Garrett College and residents of Garrett County, Maryland are eligible to receive library cards from the Garrett College Library. Please register at the Circulation Desk or online through the library catalog. Online registrants will be required to present proof of their address when they come to the library.

Books and CDs - 3 weeks for students and community members

DVDs - 5 days for all borrowers

Reference - 5 days for all borrowers

Books, audiocassettes and CDs - $0.10 per day

Videos and DVDs - $0.50 per day

Reference materials - $1.00 per day

Other fine rates may be applied for specific class materials at the discretion of the library staff or the faculty. Patrons will be notified at the time of checkout.

Replacement costs for lost or damaged 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.

Books - Cost of item plus $5.00

Videos, DVDs and Audiocassettes - Cost of item plus $10.00

CDs - Cost of item plus $15.00

Holds - A book that is checked out may be placed on hold so that you will be notified when the book is returned.

Renewals - A book, audiocassette, CD, DVD or video that is needed longer than the initial loan period may be renewed by phone ( 301-387-3009) or in person as long as there is no hold.