Beginning Monday, March 23, Hoover Library will be CLOSED until further notice. Virtual reference services (use the "ASK US" or "CHAT" button) will be available from 1 PM - 9 PM Sunday, 9 AM - 9 PM Monday-Thursday, and 9 AM - 4 PM Friday. Hours are subject to change at any time. Please see our Hours page for current building availability. For more information, see the McDaniel College COVID-19 Information Page Faculty: please see our COVID-19 Library Access page.
Library Policies: Circulation Policies
Hoover Library’s primary mission is to support the academic needs of the students, faculty, and staff of McDaniel College. As a member of the Carroll Library Partnership, we are also open to the public. Through membership in the Carroll Library Partnership and other consortia, members of the McDaniel community are able to borrow materials from other libraries in the area. Please see our list of Consortia Memberships for complete details.
Faculty, staff, and students must present a valid McDaniel College ID to check out materials.
Limited borrowing privileges are available at no charge to McDaniel College alumni and trustees, in-state members of the Carroll Library partnership, and faculty and students at other independent colleges and universities in Maryland. For more information, please see our Borrowing Guidelines for Alumni and Non-Campus Patrons.
Books: 4 weeks for McDaniel College students and staff, 1 year for full-time faculty, 3 months for adjunct faculty, 3 weeks for non-campus borrowers
AV Items (CDs, DVDs, videotapes): 3 days, restricted to college community
Reserves: 1 hour, 3 hours, 24 hours, or 1 week, as specified by the instructor; restricted to college community
Newspapers, Periodicals, Reference, Special Collections: do not circulate