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Returning Items

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  • Most PGCMLS materials may be returned to any PGCMLS branch.
  • Book drops are available the hours when the library is closed at all branches. Please do not place video or audio materials in book drops.
  • Materials borrowed on Interlibrary Loan should be returned to the branch where they were borrowed.
  • Most materials checked out from PGCMLS (except video and interlibrary loan material) may be returned to any public library in the State of Maryland or to a public library in Washington DC, Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties. Materials returned to a different county will remain on a customer's record until they are checked in at the owning library.
  • Generally, most material checked out from a Maryland public library may be returned to any public library in the State. Some restrictions apply; check the borrowing rules of the lending library. Materials returned to a different county will remain on a customer's record until they are checked in at the owning library.
  • Generally, most material checked out from a Northern Virginia public library (Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William and Loudoun Counties) may be returned to PGCMLS. Some restrictions apply; check the borrowing rules of the lending library. Materials returned to a different county will remain on a customer's record until they are checked in at the owning library.