We are now open for limited walk-in services! Visit our Reopening page for more information.

Construction of Exploration Commons at 50 East has begun at the Westminster Branch. Visit our Exploration Commons update page for information regarding the project and how to access the Westminster Branch. Beginning Monday, October 12, there will be no on-site parking. During this time, you may park in the Diffendal public parking lot behind the branch for free and access the library through the front entrance.

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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
(days)
Borrowing Limit Renewal Limit
7 Day Read It Now Books 7 Unlimited No renewals
Books 21 Unlimited 20
CDs: Audiobooks and Music 21 Unlimited 20
DVDs 7 50 20
DVDs - New 7 50 No renewals
DVDs - Instructional 21 50 20
Hoopla Up to 21 12 per month No renewals
Kanopy Not Applicable 8 per month No renewals
OverDrive Up to 21 10 concurrently No renewals
Playaways 21 Unlimited 20
Playaway LaunchPads 7 5 concurrently 20
Playaway Views 7 5 concurrently 20
Print Magazines 21 Unlimited 1
RBDigital Magazines Unlimited Unlimited None
Video Games 7 10 concurrently 20

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. In addition a $5.00 processing fee will be charged for each lost item. If an item is paid for and then returned within 90 days, the replacement cost will be refunded, not the processing fee. 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

$25.00