How Do I?

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How do I place an interlibrary loan?

Answer

If you want to borrow a book that the Cecil County Public Library does not own, you may be able to borrow it by placing an interlibrary loan.  Click on Marina and then scroll down to get complete instructions.  Also, we are happy to help you place interlibrary loans.  Call us at 410-996-5600 ext. 481 or email us.

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How do I reserve a meeting room for my group?

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Please read more about our public meeting rooms here.  If your group meets the requirements and you are interested in booking a meeting room, please call the library branch where you would like to hold your meeting. 

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How do I get a library card?

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You can print out a library card application from home in English or in Spanish.  Fill it out and bring it along with ID to your local library branch.  Parent/guardian signature is required for children under 14.

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How can I sign up to be a volunteer?

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If you would like to volunteer at the Cecil County Public Library, please fill out the following application and drop it off at any branch or mail it to:
Cecil County Public Library
c/o Jamie McCloskey
301 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD 21921

The volunteer coordinator will contact you if there is a volunteer position available. If you have any questions, please email us at volunteer@ccplnet.org or call 410-996-5600 ext. 167.

To read more about our volunteering opportunities, please click here.

 

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Is there a charge for programs?

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All Cecil County Public Library programs are FREE!

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How do I access my account online?

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From anywhere on the Cecil County Public Library web site, click “My Account” at the top or left side of the page.

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Do you have Wifi?

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Yes -- WiFi is available at all Cecil County Public Library branches.

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How do I find out my PIN number?

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Your PIN number must be obtained in person at any of the Cecil County Public Library branches. Present your library card to desk staff to receive or change your PIN number.

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How do I renew items from home?

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From anywhere on the Cecil County Public Library web site, click “My Account”, which is located at the top and on the left-hand side of each page.  Then click "Renew My Materials". 

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How do I place a hold or see if I have a hold waiting?

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Click here for info on placing and managing holds.

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How many items can I check out and for how long?

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Click here to see all the library loan policies.

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Do you take donations for your collection?

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We accept donations of gently used materials, including books, CDs and DVDs. Donated items are subject to the same evaluation criteria as material we purchase.  Items we do not add to our collection may be sold to raise funds for the library, offered to community organizations or recycled. Please contact your local branch to find out more about what types of materials are accepted and if they are currently accepting donations.

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What do I do if I've lost my library card?

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You can get a replacement card at any Cecil County Public Library branch.  The cost to replace a card is $2 and photo identification is required.

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Can I check out a magazine?

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You can check out any back issue of a magazine.  Only the current issue must remain in the library.  We also offer a wide selection of free digital magazines through Zinio - click here for more details.

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Can I return items borrowed from one library to another?

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Items may be returned to any CCPL branch.

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Do you accept library cards from other counties?

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We welcome library cards from any other Maryland county public library.  However, we will need to enter your information into our system to activate your card.  Please present your library card and proof of Maryland residence to desk staff to begin using your card within the Cecil County Public Library system. Examples of acceptable proof of Maryland residence include a Maryland license, other official photo ID, official mail like an electric company bill, a lease, or checkbook.