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Exterior of AACC's Truxal Library at night.

Who can borrow library materials?

  • AACC students, faculty and staff
  • Residents and those working in Anne Arundel County with identification and proof of address
  • Patrons under 16 years, an application for a library card must be signed by the patron’s parent or guardian
  • Faculty from other colleges and universities with proof of institutional affiliation
  • Students at other Maryland community colleges who can present evidence of enrollment at their home college. Materials must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.

Checkout and Return of Materials

Borrowers must present their library card at the time of transaction in order to borrow circulating and reserve materials. Library cards may be obtained and/or replaced in person at the Circulation Desk. Patrons are responsible for all items on their library account.

  • AACC students may borrow circulating books for 28 days and renew the books up to four times for an additional 28 days each if those books have not been requested by another patron.
  • AACC faculty and staff may borrow circulating books for 120 days and renew the books for an additional 120 days if those items have not been requested by another patron.
  • Loan and renewal periods for other borrowers vary. Contact the Circulation Desk for details at 410-777-2238.
  • Books and media items may be returned to the Circulation Desk or to exterior book drop slots located at the building entrances. Fragile items such as laptops may not be returned via book drops.  
  • Students attending classes and faculty or staff at GBTC, AMIL, HCAT or Fort George G. Meade may request delivery of library materials to those locations.
  • Distance education students who need to place a hold for an item in the library catalog or request delivery of library materials as described above may apply for a library card online. Only AACC students taking online classes or courses not held at Arnold may apply online. All others should visit the library and bring a valid photo ID. 

Overdue Materials

Patrons are expected to return materials on or before the due date assigned at checkout. Patrons wishing to keep items longer should request renewal before their due date. Renewals can be requested by logging into your library account in the library catalog, calling the Circulation Desk at 410-777-2238 or emailing from your MyAACC address.

Borrowers should notify the Circulation Desk of any address changes to ensure receipt of overdue notices. Keeping an item for 30 days past its due date will result in a bill for its replacement and a hold on student records, which will prevent the student from adding, dropping or withdrawing from classes until the item is returned in good condition or paid for. (For some high-value items, a hold may be placed on student records as soon as the item is overdue.)

Certain materials, including reserve and technology items, incur overdue fines. All lost or damaged items must be paid for by the borrower. Unresolved accounts may be forwarded to a collection agency, in which case you will be held responsible for all fines, reasonable attorney's fees and collection costs.

Reserve Materials

Reserve texts and audiovisual items may be borrowed from the Circulation Desk. Most reserve items may be used inside the library for three hours, though some are available for overnight checkout.

Fines for overdue materials in this category accumulate per item on either an hourly or daily basis. Fine rates are printed on the label of each item. Most reserve materials are not eligible for renewal.

Faculty members may place items on reserve by visiting the Circulation Desk or submitting the Course Reserve Request Form.


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