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Borrowing & Circulation

ALERT: The libraries are now open ONLY to Marymount University patrons, with Marymount ID access. MU patrons may now request materials owned by Marymount library and some WRLC libraries for contactless pickup. Services are also being provided virtually. Click here for more information on related policy and procedure changes. 

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 Periods

  • The loan period for general circulation material is four weeks for undergraduate students, staff, and alumni.
  • 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.
  • See more details at Loan Periods

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 Coakley 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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