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The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
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Checkout Limits and Renewals

You may checkout 30 items per library card at a time, but no more than 6 items from the same library classification code.
Most material can be renewed three times as long as there are no holds. Items can be renewed online, in person, or by phone at 410-396-5430.

All materials except short-term loans, framed pictures, interlibrary loans, filmstrips and slides can be returned to any public library in Maryland.

Type of Material Cost Limit Loan Period Renewal
Books Free 30 3 weeks YES
Downloadable Audio books and eBooks Free 5 Lending periods vary title by title NO

Compact Discs (CDs) Free 6 3 week YES
 DVDs / Videos Free 6 1 week YES
16mm Films Free 6 3 weeks NO
Music Cassettes Free 6 3 weeks YES
Audio Books (Books on Tape / CD) Free 6 3 weeks YES
LP Records (Vinyl) Free 6 3 weeks YES
35mm Slides (photo sets) Free 6 3 weeks YES

Maps Free 30 3 weeks Must be renewed in person
Magazines (Except for Central Library) Free 30 3 weeks Must be renewed in person

Marina Items
Free 30 3 weeks YES, can be renewed two times only
OCLC Items
Varies, cost is determined by lending library 30 Varies, set by lending library NO

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