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Borrowing Policies

  • A current MBU ID is required to check out material from the library
  • Grafton library does not print date-due slips at check-out


Instead, you should monitor due dates with your online library account. In your library account, you can see items you have checked out, check due dates, renew some items, request books and investigate any charges.


Circulating Collection

Loan Period Max Items Holds Renewals Fines
8 weeks undergrad /
16 weeks Graduate
No limit Yes Yes N/A

Books in our circulating collection may be recalled from the original borrower after 30 days if another patron needs to use the book.

Bestseller Collection

Loan Period Max Items Holds Renewals Fines
4 weeks 3 Yes No N/A


Loan Period Max Items Holds Renewals Fines
4 hours in library 3 No No N/A


Loan Period Max Items Holds Renewals Fines
7 days 3 No No N/A


Loan Period Max Items Holds Renewals Fines
2 weeks 1 No No N/A

Wireless Laptops

Loan Period Max Items Holds Renewals Fines
4 hours 1 No No N/A

Replacement costs

If you lose and cannot return an item, you are responsible for the item's replacement cost and a non-refundable processing fee.  Items that reach long overdue status will be billed the replacement cost plus a non-refundable processing fee.  

Borrowing from other libraries:

Mary Baldwin has cooperative library agreements allowing Mary Baldwin students to check out materials from other libraries using a Mary Baldwin ID via the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Universal Borrowing Program. Checkout policies of the lending institution apply. Please visit the VIVA website for a list of participating institutions.

BOAP students at PVCC, Roanoke and Blue Ridge Community College may use the libraries associated with these regional centers. 

All Mary Baldwin students may apply for a Staunton Public Library card with their Mary Baldwin ID. You can then use your public library number to access resources at

Most community colleges and public universities in Virginia extend borrowing and use privileges to all citizens of the commonwealth. Use of electronic material may be restricted to currently enrolled students, but general use of the library and photocopy services on site is allowed.

Questions? Contact Grafton's Access Services Coordinator.


You can reserve books in the circulating and bestseller collections by placing a hold on the item. You can do this through GLDYS, or by calling the circulation desk.