Please check all materials in the Library's catalog before you suggest that we purchase them. It is not necessary to suggest bestselling titles or authors.
If you would like to reserve a title which we do not own, the Information staff at your local branch will suggest it for purchase and a reserve will be placed for you at the time it is ordered for the collection (or you may contact Ask-a-Librarian. If we do not purchase the item for the Library System, your request will be forwarded to the Marina interlibrary loan system.
If you are suggesting a title for purchase, but not placing a hold on the title, your branch Information staff or Ask-a-Librarian will send publishing information to the appropriate selector for consideration.
The Marina system is free of charge and allows you to find and borrow materials from cooperating libraries throughout Maryland.
Materials from out-of-state libraries may be available for a fee. Please see your branch staff about arranging to borrow these materials.
You can either place a hold on an item that is available at another branch and have it delivered to the branch that is most convenient to you, or you can ask one of the information professionals at your library to reserve the item for you or have them ask the owning branch to hold the material for you so you can go to that branch and check out the material there. Likewise, you can call the branch to check on availability.
|Call Number Prefixes||Materials|
|J BIO||Juvenile Biography|
|Y BIO||Young Adult Biography|
|RB||Adult Book on Cassette|
|J RB||Juvenile Book on Cassette|
|Y RB||Young Adult Book on Cassette|
|BOOK WITH CASSETTE|
|J BC||Juvenile Book with Cassette|
|E BC||Easy Book with Cassette|
|BOOK WITH CD|
|RB/CD||Compact Disc, Book|
|JRB/CD||Juvenile Compact Disc, Book|
|CD||Adult Compact Disc|
|JCD+dewey number||Juvenile Compact Disc|
|DVD||Digital Video Disk|
|DVD+dewey number||Educational DVD|
|JDVD||Juvenile Digital Video Disk|
|EFB||Easy First Book|
|J FIC||Juvenile Fiction|
|Korean, etc||Foreign Language Collection|
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