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Borrowing Privileges
ID Cards
Loan Periods
Overdue Fines
Borrower Confidentiality
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Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges are extended to Randolph-Macon College (R-MC) students, faculty, and staff. Retired R-MC faculty and staff, R-MC alumni in Hanover and adjacent counties, and Hanover County teachers may apply for a card free of charge.

In addition, any adult resident of Hanover County, or an adjacent county, may purchase a library card at a cost of $25 for the first year and $10 per year thereafter. A current driver's license or photo ID must be presented at the Circulation Desk. Please refer to our Public Use Policy for further information.

ID Cards

A current library card (or student/faculty ID) is required for every circulation transaction.

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary depending on the user, according to the following table:

Book 4 weeks Renewable May 31 4 weeks
Pop/Juv Book 4 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks
Video/DVD 3 days 3 days n/a
CD 1 week 1 week 1 week
Audiobook 4 weeks 4 weeks n/a
Headphones 5 hours 5 hours n/a
Current Journal n/a 3 days n/a


Students and community members are limited to two renewals on all material. Faculty are limited to a single renewal with the exception of books. Once renewed, materials may be subject to recall. Items with holds on them cannot be renewed.

Overdue Fines

Students and community members are subject to fines for any overdue material, according to the following table:

Material Fine
Book 25¢/day
Video/DVD $1/day
CD $1/day
Audiobook $1/day
Reserve 25¢/hour
Laptop 25¢/hour + $75/day

Items will continue to accumulate fines regardless of whether the library is open. McGraw-Page Library circulates overdue notices five days a week. Students and faculty will receive notices through their email accounts. Community members receive notices by traditional postal service unless they provide an email address when they register for a library card. Notices are a courtesy and failure to receive one does not constitute the waiving of any incurred fines.

Any item that is not returned by Spring Commencement is listed as lost and a replacement charge is automatically assessed. Fines are not added to this replacement cost. The table below lists the charge for each type of material. Donated items will not be accepted in lieu of the replacement charge, which covers processing as well as item costs.

Material Cost
Book $75
Video/DVD $75
CD $75
Audiobook $75
Journal see Circ
Headphones $30
Laptop see Circ
Media equipment see MIS


Patrons may sign in to MaconCat and place a hold on items that are currently checked out; they will be notified by email when the item is returned, and it will be held at the Circulation Desk for seven days. The Place Hold link is on the left of the Item Details screen. Items with holds on them are not eligible for renewal.

Borrower Confidentiality

Under Virginia state law, library patron records (as well as circulation transactions) are protected as confidential information. We will not disclose any information concerning your library registration or circulation activities to anyone.

Contact Us

For more information on library policies contact Judee Showalter, Circulation Supervisor, at 752-7388.


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