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Borrow & Renew

Library material use

Borrowing Limits

This table lists the maximum number of items that a library user can check out simultaneously, how many times they can renew something (if it has not been recalled [requested by another user]), and how many ILLs they can have open simultaneously. Identify what category of user you are in the left-most column. 

Patron Type Maximum Items Checked Out (simultaneously) Maximum Renewals per Item Maximum Simultaneous Holds Maximum Simultaneous InterLibrary Loans
CCBC Student (credit & non-credit) 10 5 5 10
CCBC Employee 10 5 5 20
Alumni/Reciprocal 10 5 3 0
Emeritus 10 5 5 0
Retiree 10 5 5 0

  • STUDENTS and RECIPROCAL borrowers may borrow materials until the last day of the semester enrolled. The Due Date will be the last date in which the student is enrolled.
  • FRIENDS may borrow for one year after joining.
  • Non-credit (CEED) students are NOT automatically added to the system and need to be added in individually or as a group by course number. Contact the Library Information Desk (443-840-2720) to be added.

You will be able to borrow if:

  • You do not exceed the number of items allowed.
  • You do not have an item that is overdue by more than 6 weeks.

You will be able to request materials if:

  • You do not exceed the number of holds; once those materials have been picked up, additional holds can be placed.
  • Requested materials are from another CCBC library or checked out from your campus library.