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Circulation Policies


Hoover Library’s primary mission is to support the academic needs of the students, faculty, and staff of McDaniel College. As a member of the Carroll Library Partnership, we are also open to the public. Through membership in the Carroll Library Partnership and other consortia, members of the McDaniel community are able to borrow materials from other libraries in the area. Please see our list of Consortia Memberships for complete details.

Faculty, staff, and students must present a valid McDaniel College ID to check out materials.

Limited borrowing privileges are available at no charge to McDaniel College alumni and trustees, in-state members of the Carroll Library partnership, and faculty and students at other independent colleges and universities in Maryland. For more information, please see our Borrowing Guidelines for Alumni and Non-Campus Patrons.


Library hours are as follows during the regular academic term.

Monday-Thursday: 8am – midnight
Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – midnight

Hours vary when classes are not in session. To see the schedule for the entire academic year, click here.



Books: 4 weeks for McDaniel College students, 3 weeks for non-campus borrowers
AV Items (CDs, DVDs, videotapes): 3 days, restricted to college community
Reserves: 1 hour, 3 hours, 24 hours, or 1 week, as specified by the instructor
Newspapers, Periodicals, Reference, Special Collections: do not circulate



Books: $0.25 per day
AV materials: $1.00 per day
Reserves: $0.50 per hour
Maximum fine: $25.00 per item
Lost item charges: $65.00 per item