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Borrowing Information and Fees

CCPL Is Now Fine Free

CCPL is a fine free library as of September 1, 2020. CCPL will be waiving all existing overdue fines from customer accounts. This policy ensures that all of our community members have equitable access to CCPL's resources and services, while eliminating the financial barrier of overdue fines. Customers who previously had outstanding account balances will be able to resume borrowing physical and digital materials and access online library resources. Please see full details on our Fine Free FAQ page.

Loan Periods, Borrowing and Renewal Limits

Type of Material Loan Period
Borrowing Limit Renewal Limit
7 Day Read It Now Books 7 Unlimited No renewals
Books 21 Unlimited 5
CDs: Audiobooks and Music 21 Unlimited 5
Chromebooks 21 2 5
DVDs 7 50 5
DVDs - New 7 50 No renewals
DVDs - Instructional 21 50 5
Hoopla Up to 21 6 per month No renewals
Kanopy Not Applicable 8 per month No renewals
OverDrive Up to 21 10 concurrently No renewals
Playaways 21 Unlimited 5
Playaway LaunchPads 7 5 concurrently 5
Print Magazines 7 Unlimited 5
Video Games 7 10 concurrently 5

Please note: Items with customer holds are not eligible for renewal. There are also renewal restrictions on some special collections and Marina and Interlibrary Loan materials.

Collection Agency

Accounts with a balance of $50.00 or more for a period of 30 days will be sent to our collection agency.

When an account is sent to our collection agency, a $10.00 collections fee will be added to the customer account.

Replacement Cost for CCPL Lost Material

The purchase price will vary according to the material. As a courtesy CCPL will apply a 20% discount to the price listed in our catalog.If an item is paid for and then returned within 90 days, the replacement cost will be refunded. The replacement cost of material borrowed from McDaniel College or Carroll Community College will include processing fees charged by the owning library.

Annual Borrower's Card for Out-of-State Residents

There is an annual charge of $25.00 for an out-of-state borrowing card. Exception is made for out-of-state employees of Carroll County Government, Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll Community College, and McDaniel College. Proper identification is required.

Printing and Copying Fees

$.20 per side for Photocopies

$.20 per page printed from public access computers

$.20 per page faxed from other agencies

Public Fax

$1.00 Per page outgoing

$.20 Per page incoming

Partial Payments

If charges total $25.00 or more, 20 percent of the remaining balance must be paid each time the card is used. All charges should be paid within six months. For an explanation of any information above, please ask at the Circulation Desk in any branch library.

Returned check Fee