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Carroll Community College Library Policies

Library Cards

  • CCC photo ID serves as both your library card and student ID.
  • Photo IDs are created in the library for students taking credit courses.  Bring a photo ID to the library to get your college ID card.
    • Photo ID hours are:  Mon. - Thurs., 9-11 am, 2-4 pm, and 6-8 pm.
  • Only the owner of the ID card may borrow materials. Cards are not transferable.
  • Borrowing privileges may be revoked for those who violate library policies.

Who May Borrow?

  • Students, faculty and staff must present valid CCC ID card or photo ID.
  • Holders, in good standing, of cards issued or accepted at Carroll County Public Library. Library card or photo ID must be presented at check out.
  • Holders of valid McDaniel College ID cards. Valid McDaniel ID or photo ID must be presented at check out.
  • Maryland community college students and faculty with valid college ID card.

Maximum Number of Items & Fines

  • CCC cardholders may borrow up to a total of 12 items.
  • Community users may borrow up to a total of 6 items.
  • No late fines are charged to CCC cardholders for CCC materials, with some exceptions.  Fines are charged for materials borrowed from the Carroll County Public Library or McDaniel College's Hoover Library.

Lost or Damaged Materials

  • Borrowers will billed for the replacement cost of lost or damaged materials.
  • Patrons who have paid to replace a lost item are not eligible for a refund if the item is returned more than one year after the due date.
  • CCC transactions, such as class registration and transcript requests, will be blocked for CCC users with unpaid library bills.
  • Borrower's delinquent accounts may be sent to a collection agency.
  • CCC borrowers will be blocked from borrowing additional materials if they have charges of at least $10.00, or calculator fines, on their account.
  • Community borrowers will have CCC borrowing privileges blocked if they have overdue materials or charges over $10 at their home library.

Loan Periods

  • Circulating materials may be borrowed for 21 days. Some restrictions may apply.
  • Reserved textbooks and materials, and instructional DVDs, may be checked out by CCC cardholders for 3 hours and must stay in the library.
  • Calculators may be checked out by CCC patrons for 4 hours and may leave the library.
  • Laptops may be checked out by CCC patrons for 4 hours and must stay in the library.
  • Reference books and periodicals do not circulate, but are available for use in the library.

Calculator Policies

  • Fines of 25¢ per hour are charged on overdue calculators.
  • Calculator fines will not exceed $10.00 for a first offense, or $50.00 for a second offense.  After the second offense users may be blocked from borrowing calculators.
  • Patrons with calculator fines will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until the fines are paid.
  • Calculators that are one week overdue will be considered lost, and the borrower will be billed for the full replacement cost.
  • A $10.00 fine will be charged for "lost" calculators that are returned in working condition.