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Non-MBU: Community

Public Access

Mary Baldwin provides an academic library for the use of its students, faculty, and staff. In keeping with the University commitment to the Staunton/Augusta area, community residents are welcome to visit and to use designated library materials in accordance with library policies. Mary Baldwin reserves the right to restrict any individual from entering Grafton Library or from using any of its materials, equipment, facilities, or services.

Community Borrowers:

A library card is $25 per year for community residents over the age of 18 who live in Staunton, Waynesboro or Augusta County. To apply, you must present a photo ID showing your current address and pay the application fee.

A library card is required to borrow materials from the library’s general collection. Community borrowers may use designated workstations to search the library’s online catalog; however, other online resources are restricted to Mary Baldwin faculty, staff and students.

Loan Period Max Items Holds Renewals Fines

30 Days for books

14 days for DVDs

3 books


No No $0.25/day/item

Cardholders are responsible for all fines and replacement costs for lost or damaged books and a non-refundable $20 processing fee.

Use of the library card is restricted to the person to whom it has been issued. The library card must be renewed each year. Report lost or stolen cards immediately.

High school students are welcome to use materials in the library; however, no checkout privileges are allowed.

Cooperative Borrowing:

Mary Baldwin has cooperative library agreements allowing students from other libraries to check out materials using a current college/university I.D. via the VIVA Universal Borrowing Program. Please visit the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) website for a list of participating institutions.

For further information, contact Grafton's Access Services Coordinator.


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