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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: Borrowing Guidelines for Alumni & Non-Campus Patrons

General Information

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. Visitors to the library have access to many of our materials and services.

Borrowing Privileges

McDaniel College extends borrowing privileges to the following through our non-campus borrower card program:

Non-campus borrower cards are issued at the Circulation Desk all hours that the library is open. Non-campus borrowers can check out the following materials for up to 3 weeks at a time:

  • Circulating Books
  • Government Documents
  • Music Scores

A limit of 6 items can be checked out at a time.

The following types of material may be used in the library, but cannot be checked out:

  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • VHS Tapes
  • Juvenile Collection Books
  • Reference Materials
  • Course Reserves
  • Video Cameras

Due to licensing restrictions, electronic resources such as databases, streaming videos and online journals are not available to non-campus users remotely. However, they can be accessed in the library. 


  • Books: $0.25 per day
  • Lost or damaged charges: $65.00 per item
  • Maximum fine: $25.00 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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