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Circulation Desk - Your First Stop

Whether you are a first time library user, or a seasoned professional, the Circulation Desk is where it all begins. Need to check out a book, having trouble using the printer? The Circ Desk has the answer!

Course Reserves

  • Items are available for 2 or 3 hour loan periods as instructed by your instructor.
  • You will need your active Bulldog ID card to borrow items on course reserve.
  • These items shall not leave the library for any reason. NO EXCEPTIONS

Course Reserves provides you with access to essential readings and media for your classes as requested by your instructor and are easily located at the Circulation Desk. Course Reserves can include books, media, articles and selected readings.

If you have any questions about the availability of a Course Reserve item, please call 301-860-3871.

An item on  reserve may be renewed in person as long as there are no other requests for it. Users of 24-hour reserve items must wait one day after returning an item before checking it out again. Note: Reserve items may be renewed only at the Circulation Desk and cannot be renewed online.

Overdue fines for Course Reserves books are $2.50/hour. This fee is designed to ensure these books remain available to as many students as possible.

Please remember that you are responsible for items you borrow. Handle each item with care and return it promptly. A fine may be imposed for mishandled or damaged materials.