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Library & Learning Commons

The Library & Learning Commons is a welcoming, flexible research and learning environment that provides convenient access to academic support services, study spaces, and technology in order to promote collaboration and inspire academic excellence.

LIBRARY HOURS (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Monday — 8:00AM-7:00PM

Tuesday — 8:00AM-8:00PM

Wednesday — 8:00AM-8:00PM

Thursday — 8:00AM-7:00PM

Friday — 8:30AM-4:30PM

Saturday — Closed

Sunday — 10:00AM-3:00PM

Online Library

Access to Databases

Students, faculty & staff will need two items to access library databases: your Garrett College ID with a Remote Database Access barcode number on the back and a database password card which is available at the library. If you are in a distance learning class, you may call the main desk ( 301-387-3009 ) for instructions on how to obtain access.


Loan Periods

Books and CDs - 3 weeks for students and community members

DVDs - 5 days for all borrowers

Reference - 5 days for all borrowers

Other Services

Holds - A book that is checked out may be placed on hold so that you will be notified when the book is returned.

Renewals - A book, audiocassette, CD, DVD or video that is needed longer than the initial loan period may be renewed by phone ( 301-387-3009) or in person as long as there is no hold.


An online tool to create and manage citations.

Eligible Borrowers

Students, staff and faculty of Garrett College and residents of Garrett County, Maryland are eligible to receive library cards from the Garrett College Library. Please register at the Circulation Desk or online through the library catalog. Online registrants will be required to present proof of their address when they come to the library.


Books, audiocassettes and CDs - $0.10 per day

Videos and DVDs - $0.50 per day

Reference materials - $1.00 per day

Other fine rates may be applied for specific class materials at the discretion of the library staff or the faculty. Patrons will be notified at the time of checkout.

Instruction Services

Library instruction sessions are designed to teach students how to search for, evaluate, and use information; and how to use the library. To schedule a library instruction session, please click here.

Online Research Assistance

Studying from home and need help? Online reference assistance is now available! Just email for assistance from a librarian.

Please allow for longer response time in the evening and weekend hours.

Replacement Costs

Replacement costs for lost or damaged materials include the cost of the item and a processing fee that covers the supplies used in processing. For media materials, this includes any cases and extra sleeves used to prepare the material for circulation.

Books - Cost of item plus $5.00

Videos, DVDs and Audiocassettes - Cost of item plus $10.00

CDs - Cost of item plus $15.00


Photocopying is available at $0.10 per copy.


Students are given $10 on account at the beginning of each semester for printing at the rate of .05 cents per page black and white or .10 cents per page in color. Additional credit for printing may be purchased at the Circulation Desk.

Other Account Holders must purchase a print card at the circulation desk. They are available in the amounts of $.50, $1.00, $5.00 and $10.00. Persons signed in as Guests may print, but must come pay at the Circulation Desk to release their print job.

Fax Services

Please consult library staff.


Faculty may place materials on Reserve for use by their classes. Materials may be specified for library use only or for a specific circulation period designated by the instructor. These materials are available at the Circulation or Reserve Desk.

Group Study Rooms

Reservations may be made in advance at the Circulation Desk or by calling 301-387-3009. Otherwise, availability is first come, first served.


Location: 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, MD 21541
Circulation Desk 301-387-3009


Director of the Library & Learning Commons

JR Kerns, Esq.
P: 301-387-3003

Instructional Librarian

Jenny Meslener
P: 301-387-3022

Library Circulation and Collection Manager

Teresa Feather
P: 301-387-3002

Circulation/Cataloging Library Assistant

Patsy Baker
P: 301-387-3009

Night-time/Weekend Circulation Library Assistant

Todd Harding
P: 301-387-3009