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Library Hours

McDaniel ID required for access during library hours.

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COVID-19 Library Access

To see the library's current plan for Fall 2020, please see our page Return to Hoover.

Please note that all updates and changes to the library plan will be tracked on the Return to Hoover page. For the overarching plan for McDaniel College, please visit Fall 2020: Return to the Hill

Faculty: Please see our page on Teaching in the time of COVID-19

Students: please see our page on Learning in the time of COVID-19

Library Policies: Circulation Policies

Borrowing Privileges

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.

Lending Periods

  • 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


  • Books: $0.25 per day
  • AV materials: $1.00 per day
  • Reserves: $0.50 per hour
  • Maximum fine: $25.00 per item
  • Lost item charges: $65.00 per item

Contact Information

For additional information, please visit our Circulation FAQ page.

For further assistance, contact:

Peggy Klinge
Circulation & Reserves Manager

For questions about our archives and special collections, please contact the David Brennan, at or 410-857-2284.

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