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Library Policy Changes

To help ensure that Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) customers have increased access to the materials/items they need from the system’s collection, four policy changes will take effect on Sunday, Feb 17.

The changes will enable customers to:

1) Increase the number of checkouts on their account from 50 items to 100 items

2) Place 30 holds, rather than 15

3) Check out 20 DVDs (increased from 10)

4) Renew items three times (rather than twice), as long as there is not another customer waiting for the item.

“We want to continue to be responsive and accountable to our residents and users,” said MCPL Director Parker Hamilton.  “By implementing these policy changes, MCPL will ensure that more materials will be in the hands of our customers, and not sitting on shelves.  Barriers to customers who need more materials or need materials for a longer period of time will be removed.”


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