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Libraries Expand Borrowing Privileges

The changes will take effect Feb. 17.

Library patrons will be able to check out more material and keep their items longer after four changes go into effect later this month.

Do you use the Wheaton Library or other Montgomery County public libraries? Beginning Feb. 17, you will be able to do the following things:

  • increase the number of checkouts on your account from 50 items to 100 items
  • place 30 holds, rather than 15
  • check out 20 DVDs (rather than 10)
  • renew items three times (rather than twice), as long as there is not another customer waiting for the item

“We want to continue to be responsive and accountable to our residents and users,” said MCPL Director Parker Hamilton in a statement. “By implementing these policy changes, MCPL will ensure that more materials will be in the hands of our customers, and not sitting on shelves. Barriers to customers who need more materials or need materials for a longer period of time will be removed.”

tfm February 05, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Love the idea of being abloe to renew an extra time. Some homework assignments require longer periods, especially for literature courses.
Margarete Levy February 05, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Our libraries are the best 'deal" in county services!

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