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Library Policies

ID cardThe Martin ID serves as a library card for Martin students, faculty and staff.  It is used to check out materials and to access other library services.  Beginning Fall semester, 2017, your library card number is your ID number from your class schedule, followed by the letters MR. You must visit the library and have library staff enter your library card number into the library system before you check out books or place holds for the first time.  (If you are taking classes online only and don't have a Martin ID card, the library will be happy to set up your account by e-mail.  Just e-mail us at )
Non-student community members from Martin, Bertie and Washington counties who are at least 16 years old may apply for a library card by visiting the library with a valid picture ID.
librarian checking out booksYou may have a total of 6 items checked out at a time, including up to 2 DVDs.  Items are due back in 2 weeks and may be renewed twice, for a total of 6 weeks, unless someone else is waiting for them.


hamburger and drink

 Please eat in the cafe or the student lounge in Building 4, not in the library.  Drinks with lids are OK in the library.


cell phone


Cell phones must be kept on silent or vibrate in the library.  You must go into the lobby to talk on your phone.


students gathered around computerQuiet conversation with others in the library is allowed, but please be considerate of those studying around you.  Carrels along the back wall and a study room are provided for those who need a quiet study area.  The community college library is provided for academic study and research, so we ask that library visitors not bring children under the age of 16.