Answered By: Amy Krug
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2016     Views: 150

The HCC Library participates in the Maryland Community College Library Consortium reciprocal borrowing program to provide limited book borrowing privileges to current credit students, faculty, and staff of other Maryland Community Colleges.

Maryland residents can obtain a public library card at the Howard County Public Library - this card can be uses to check out materials from any public library in Maryland.

Most college and university libraries only allow their own students to borrow materials - depending on the library, you may be able to go to another library and use the materials there. Library staff will be able to better assist you if you have specific titles - we can help determine if there are any area libraries that own those items and if you will be able to go there and use the materials.

Faculty may be able to request books/articles by interlibrary loan. Some colleges and universities may have a means of obtaining a temporary faculty card for book borrowing - library staff may need to assist with the application process, and "reference letters".