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Who Can Borrow?

  • MCCC students, employees, alumni, and adult Montgomery County residents can borrow any circulating materials.
  • High school students who are county residents must have a letter from their school librarian requesting the use of college material.
  • Currently enrolled MCCC students and employees are issued an ID card by the college which also functions as their library card.
  • County residents and alumni who wish to borrow library materials can be issued a library card upon request.

How long may I borrow items?

Materials from both campuses have the same loan periods and late fees. Overdue fees are charged for materials are not returned on time.

Item type Length for borrowing Overdue Fee
Books & Government Documents 3 weeks $0.10 per day
Audiobooks and Music CDs 3 weeks $0.10 per day
DVDs, Videotapes, & CD-ROMs 1 week $1.00 per day
Laptops, Headphones 4 hours $1.00 per hour
Textbooks/Reserves, Calculators 2 hours $1.00 per hour
Reference materials Do not circulate
Newspapers, magazines, academic journals Do not circulate

Note: College ID and a signed responsibility form are required to borrow technology including laptops and calculators.

Faculty and staff borrowing 

Borrowing periods are the same for faculty and staff, except for books. Books and government documents may be checked out for three months (105 days). Due to the long checkout period, faculty-staff may receive a call or email requesting an item be returned if a students requests it for research use. Faculty and staff do not pay late fees.

How do I reserve an item?

You can reserve an item (known as placing a hold) for pickup at either library!

Here's how...

  1. Search our library catalog for the items you wish to borrow. Doesn't matter which campus has the item!
  2. Click on the new "Place Hold" button next to the item title.
  3. Enter your college ID number twice. If this does not work, call the library front desk at (215) 641-6596 and we will reset your account for it to work.
  4. Select which library you want to pick up your item, then click the "Place Hold" button.
  5. When the item is available for pickup, you'll receive an email!


  • Transfers between campus can take 2 to 3 days.
  • Some items, such as textbooks, cannot have holds.
  • Holds are selected from the shelves twice a day. Morning and evening.
  • Notification emails are sent out twice a day. If an item is missing, we will let you know.
  • You are always welcome to check on hold status by checking your account or calling (215) 641-6596.

How do I renew my items?

All 3-week materials may be renewed one time. Other items are non-renewable. Renewals can be made in person, by telephone or via our library website. Here is a direct link to your account and renewals page. Note: If using your 7-digit college ID does not work for login, please call the library and we will reset the number.

  • The Brendlinger Library: (215) 641-6596
  • West Campus: (610) 718-1864

Borrow a laptop!

Need a laptop?

  • Laptops can be borrowed for four hours from the library front desk and can be used anywhere on campus.
  • Just bring your Student ID card and we will have you sign the attached form.
  • Laptops need to be returned 15 minutes before the library closes.