I am not a student – can I use the library?
Last updated: Nov 16, 2023     Views: 1341

Yes! AACC's Truxal Library is open to the public.  Visitors may use any resources inside the library facility, including group study rooms, computers, printers, and photocopiers.

Also, you may be eligible to borrow materials from the library, even if you're not an AACC student or employee. Please note that you must have a Truxal library card to borrow; we cannot accept library cards from other institutions.

Who may get a Truxal library card:

  • People who reside or work in Anne Arundel County
  • Students, faculty, and staff at other Maryland community colleges who present a valid, current ID from their home college
  • Faculty from other colleges and universities who present a valid, current ID from their home institution

How to obtain a library card:

Registration for a library card must be completed in person at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the library. You will be asked to complete a short application form and to show a valid, government-issued ID with showing your current address. (Some possible forms of identification are a Maryland driver's license, MVA identification card, or military ID.)

If you are under the age of 16, your parent or guardian must sign your library card application at the Circulation Desk.

If you are affiliated with another college or university (and are not a local resident), please also bring your identification card from that institution.

What to do with your library card:

Community users in good standing may borrow up to 10 books at a time; limits for other material types vary. Your library card number also allows you to access library databases – including e-books, periodicals, videos, and more – from off-campus. (If you're eligible for a Truxal library card but unable to come to campus, please contact circdesk@aacc.edu to inquire about a digital-access-only card.)