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Borrowing & Circulation

Borrowing Periods

  • The loan period for undergraduate students, staff, and alumni is four weeks.
  • Graduate students and undergraduate honors students receive a six-week loan.
  • Marymount faculty may borrow books for up to four months, through one month after the end of the current semester, with fixed due dates (1/31, 5/31, 9/30).
  • Faculty, staff, and students at WRLC universities may borrow books from the Marymount library either by request through the Consortium Loan Service or in person.
  • All patrons must present a valid Marymount or WRLC-issued ID or legal photo identification and have an up-to-date account in order to check out materials.

Borrowing Limits

  • Reserve materials are restricted to MU student, faculty, and staff use.
  • Reference books, journals and other periodicals, and most reserve materials do not circulate and may not be removed from the library.
  • MU videos may be checked out for seven days and videos from other WRLC schools for five days.
  • Borrowers with $25 or more in fines/fees at any of the WRLC institutions collectively will not be allowed to borrow materials.

Returning Materials

  • Materials obtained from WRLC libraries or from Interlibrary Loan through Reinsch Library may be returned to the Reinsch Library Circulation Desk or at the Ballston Center Library Extension.
  • When the library is closed, materials can be left in the book drops at the entrances of Reinsch library.

Renewing Materials

  • For currently enrolled Marymount students, faculty, and staff, most books may be renewed three times unless another borrower has requested the item.
  • Use MyLibrary to renew your books online.

Holds and Requests

  • A borrower may ask that a hold be placed on an item that is currently checked out. When that item is available, you will be notified.
  • If a book is missing, the circulation staff can search for it. If we find the book, we will contact you.
  • If a book or article is available at another school you can request a copy, which usually takes less time than a hold or trace.

Call the Circulation Desk at (703) 284-1533 or email your questions or concerns.

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