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Library Information: Borrowing

Borrowing guidelines

Check out items with a valid photo ID at Library Services Desk on first floor.  The number of items that can be checked out at once per borrower type is listed below, or see the Circulation Composite List for a complete list of item types and due date ranges. 

Types of Borrowers
Number can checkout at once
Family of Faculty and Staff
Graduate Students
Maryville Public Library Patrons
Special Borrowers
Undergraduate Students
Upward Bound
High School Class (per visit)

* Included as a benefit of Alumni Association Membership.
** Special Borrowers fees are $20 for the first year and $10 in following years.

Renew and hold items

  • Click My Library Account
  • Enter your name and 919# followed by "NW" --->Example: 919123456NW​​

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check the box in the "Renew" column to the left of the title

  • click the "Renew Selected Items" button at the top of the table (or click the "Renew All" button to renew everything listed)

Materials may be renewed online up to 2 times (or in-person at the Library Services Desk) unless requested by another patron.If you try to renew a third time, “too many renewals” will appear next to the due date. This item may no longer be renewed and must be returned to B. D. Owens Library as soon as possible.

Items may only be renewed within 7 days of the due date. If you try to renew an item more than a week before it is due, the note “too soon to renew” will appear next to the due date and the item will not be renewed. Please wait until closer to the due date and try to renew the item again. 

"Holds" are placed for patrons when they request materials that are currently checked-out. All loans are subject to recall after the initial loan period if a request (hold) for the material is made. If you try to renew an item online that another patron has requested, you will see an “on hold” message next to the due date and you will not be able to renew the item. In such cases, please return the item to B. D. Owens Library as soon as possible.

After returning the item in question to the library, please ask a librarian to assist you in placing a hold or locating another copy if you need to use the item again.

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Check-in procedures

Please return items to the indoor bookdrop at the Library Services Desk when the library is open. When the library is closed, use the outside bookdrop by the front doors. All items are checked in the same day they are received; there is nothing left in the bookdrops at closing time.

Place items used in the library but not checked out on any of the wooden book carts located throughout the library.  Please do not reshelve materials. Thank you!
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