Library Cards and Accounts

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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