Mary M. Barksdale Library

   Circulation of Materials



DCC students may borrow up to ten items. A maximum of five books on the same topic may be checked out at any one time. Community patrons may check out a maximum of five items.

To borrow library materials, DCC students must present their student ID or show library staff your driver’s license and tell us your empl ID.  Community patrons will be issued a library card by presenting a government issued picture ID. All patrons must present a picture ID to check out materials.

  • The library serves the following patrons;

  • DCC students, faculty, and staff;

  • Residents of the DCC service district including Danville, South Boston, Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties who are sixteen years of age or older;

  • All who qualify by the terms of this section, without denial or abridgement because of sex, age, or religious, racial, social, economic, or political views or status.



  • Books - two weeks.

  • Compact discs--two weeks

  • Videos and DVDs in the Shaver Film Collection and the Video-Circulating Collection--two days.


RENEWALS - Books can be renewed one time. CDs, DVDs, and videos cannot be renewed. To renew a book, patrons can call the library at (434) 797-8555 or bring the book into the Library.  Renewal requests must be made on or before the due date. Books which are overdue cannot be renewed. 



Some materials in the Library do not circulate. These items are for library use only and cannot be checked out of the Library. They include the following:

  • Reference Books--designated as Reference (Non-Circulating) in the online catalog and include items such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, etc.

  • Videos designated as being in the Video Collection in the online catalog do not circulate. These videos are kept in the cabinets behind the Circulation Desk and can be viewed in the Library.

  • Magazines and newspapers.

  • Materials in the Archives collection.

  • Materials in the Regional collection.



The Library does not charge a fine for overdue materials. If a borrower has any items which are overdue, he/she cannot check out any additional items until all the overdue materials have been returned.



Patrons are charged the current replacement cost for items which they have lost. If an item is returned in a damaged condition, the LRC Director will decide whether the item can still be used or whether the item is damaged beyond repair and must be replaced.

 For more information, ask the librarian or call (434) 797-8555. It's the smart thing to do!

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