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Phillips Library: Community Borrower Library Card Procedures

Community Borrower Library Card procedures


While the Phillips Library is open to the public only individuals with residential addresses in the following counties may apply for a Community Borrower card:

  • Frederick County, MD
  • Carroll County, MD
  • Washington County, MD
  • Adams County, PA
  • Franklin County, PA
  • York County, PA                                                                                                                  

Individuals who have a Community Borrower card may have up to five books or DVDs checked out. Books may only be checked out from the General Book Collection or Curriculum Book Collection. Items can be checked out for up to two months with one opportunity for renewal. No Interlibrary Loan service or research database access will be extended to Community Borrowers.


  • Please come to the library with a driver’s license or another form of identification to prove your residency status.
  • To ensure that professional staff will be available to assist, contacting the library beforehand about your intention to apply for a card is preferred.
  • Please be prepared to provide your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions.


  • The library does have Guest Wi-Fi which can be accessed on most laptops, tablets and phones.
  • The guest Wi-Fi is named MSMGuest. All users will be asked to accept the terms and agreements
  • There are no guest terminals so bring your own devices if you wish to use the internet. If you need assistance locating print material in the library and do not have a device with you, please ask a library staff member for assistance.

MICUA Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges Agreement

  • For information on MICUA Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges Agreement, please click on the link below:



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