Library Card Policy
Library cards for adults 18+ will be issued immediately upon presentation of appropriate ID. The required ID is a valid MD Driver’s license or ID card with current address. ID such as mail or printed checks provided current address will be considered upon request.
Young Adult Cards: Library card holders age 13-17 may check out DVD, Blu-rays and Kindles when a parent or guardian has come into the library and signed a borrower agreement giving permission. Students with a MD driver’s license can apply for a Young Adult card without requiring signature of parent or guardian.
Juvenile and Toddler Cards: Library cards for children will be issued immediately upon application with the signature of a parent/legal guardian.
Family Cards and Using Another Person’s Card
Possessing another person’s library card is viewed by the library as having that person’s consent to checkout items on that record.
Books, Kindles, Inter-Library Loan Items: 28 Days
New Books, Audio Materials, Magazines: 14 Days
DVDs/Blu-Rays: 7 Days
Inter-Library Loan books are due back in 4 weeks unless a shorter term has been specified by the lending library. Reference materials, current magazines and all newspapers will not be checked out.
Items may only be renewed if they are not on hold for someone else.
Two renewals will be allowed on books; one renewal will be allowed on other items. Renewals may be done in person, by telephone, via our website or through our app. Online renewals may only be done if a Personal Identification Number has been obtained. Create your PIN at the circulation desk. Items that are on hold for another person cannot be renewed. Renewals for ILLs are subject to approval.
Patrons owing $20 or more will have borrowing privileges suspended
All materials are due on their due date. Fines are not charged for days that the library is closed (holidays, closures due to inclement weather)
DVD/Blu-Ray/Kindles: $1 per title/per day
Other materials: $0.20 per title/per day
There will be a charge for any media material returned without liner notes, cases, envelopes, or bags.
Total items per Cardholder: 50
Music CDs: 20
Adult CD Talking Books: 15
Juvenile CD Talking Books: 15
All notices including holds and courtesy notices may be received via email or text.
MD State law protects the privacy of all circulation records. Library staff cannot discuss patron records over the phone or with anyone other than the card holder.
The library provides internet access computers for use by the public. Card holders with fines under $20 may use the Internet for a maximum of 3 hours per day. If others are waiting, access is limited to 30 minutes. Guest passes are available for visitors upon request.