Purchasing a library card and checking out books:
A library card is required for borrowing books. An adult resident of Hanover County or an adjacent county who is not in high school 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 other photo ID must be presented at the Circulation Desk along with cash or a check made payable to "McGraw-Page Library."
The fee for a library card is waived for retired R-MC faculty and staff, R-MC alumni in Hanover and adjacent counties, and Hanover County teachers.
A library card is to be used only by the person who obtained the card. Thus, a parent or guardian who has a library card may borrow materials for his or her child and will be responsible for any fines and fees.
One renewal may be granted if no one is waiting for the item. A maximum of five items may be out on loan to a cardholder at any one time. Community users may not borrow periodicals, reference books, movies, and special collection materials.
Special provision for students and faculty of other colleges in Richmond area:
No library card or fee will be required for a college student who brings a Richmond Academic Library Consortium (RALC) pass. Students may borrow five books for one month. The policies noted above for fines and replacement fees apply. Faculty or staff from another RALC institution may borrow five books with their institution's ID.
Use of library computers by individuals and groups:
The library relies primarily on computerized indexes and other online resources and no longer subscribes to many printed indexes. Due to licensing agreements, community users may use only the computers marked "Catalog Use Only."
Use of library resources by high school students:
High school students are welcome to use MaconCat, the library's catalog, which lists individual works in the library's collections but does not index periodical articles. This catalog may be used to locate books, titles of periodicals, and other items in the library's collection, which may be used within the building. Unaccompanied children under the age of 15 are not allowed in the library.
Note to high school teachers: With the above restrictions, the McGraw-Page library is not likely to be suitable for routine use by most secondary school students. However, if there is a special need for a particular student or group of students to do advanced library research, please contact the Instruction Librarian (752-3713) to arrange for help and/or instruction on a case-by-case basis.
For further information: Contact Judee Showalter, Circulation Supervisor, at 752-7388.