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Borrowing and Circulation

Student Circulation Policy:

A current MBC ID is required to check out material from the library. 

  Loan Period Maximum Items Overdue Fines Replacement Cost Recall Holds Allowed
Circulating Collection 8 weeks* 

A one time 30-day renewal as long as no holds are pending.
No limit $0.25/day until book returned Cost of book Yes, after 30 days. $1/day fine for unreturned recalls.  Yes
Reserves 2 hours in library 3 $0.25/hour until item returned Cost of item No No
Best-seller Collection 4 weeks 

No Renewals
3 $0.25/day until book returned Cost of book No Yes
ILL books Varies; usually 4 - 8 weeks

No Renewals
No limit $0.25/day until book returned; may be additional costs from lending library Determined by lending library Determined by lending library No
Videos, DVD's 5 days

No Renewals
3 $0.25/day until item returned Cost of video No No
Wireless Laptops 3 hours

No Renewals
1 $5.00/hour Cost of laptop No No

*Graduate students: 16 weeks

MBC alumnae/i and faculty emeritae/i are also eligible to check out material from the library.  Alumnae/i may check out general and bestseller books, while emeriti may check out books, reference, audiovisual and periodical material.

Other library service options:

MBC has cooperative library agreements allowing students to check out materials from other Virginia college and university libraries by showing their MBC I.D. and logging into MyMBC (to show proof of current status). The check out policies of the lending institution apply. See the following link for a list of all the participating institutions:

In addition, ADP students at Blue Ridge Community College, PVCC and Roanoke may use the libraries associated with these regional centers.

All MBC students may apply for a Staunton Public Library card with their MBC ID.

Most of the community colleges and public universities in Virginia extend borrowing and use privileges to all citizens of the Commonwealth. Use of electronic material may be restricted to currently enrolled students, but general use of the library and photocopy services on site is allowed. If you are a current Virginia public library user, you may use your public library number to access resources at


Questions? Contact Christina Daniel, Circulation Coordinator, or 540-887-7085.

Non-MBC users please see our Public Use Policy