A signature component of HCLS Elkridge Branch, the DIY Education Center features a borrowing collection of tools and classes for children, teens, and adults in the following categories:
- DIY Repair & Maintain
- DIY Create
- DIY Adventure
Optimizing collaboration and creativity, the DIY Education Center includes:
- DIY Collection: Small tools for home projects, bicycle repair kits, etc.
- DIY Institute: A series of DIY classes for students of all ages
- DIY Ed Studio: A “mess-friendly” classroom and workspace
To borrow from the DIY collection you must apply for and obtain a DIY Library Card
- Anyone 21 or older who lives, works, or attends school in Maryland may apply in person at the DIY Education Center at the HCLS Elkridge Branch for a HCLS DIY library card.
- The DIY Library Card may only be used to borrow materials from the DIY Education Center. You must use a standard HCLS Library Card to borrow other items
- The DIY library card expires in one year from the date of issue.
- A liability waiver and release must be signed as part of the application
Limits, Loan Period & Fines
- The loan period for items from the DIY collection is seven days.
- You may borrow up to 12 items each visit, with a maximum of 24 items from this collection checked out on one card.
- The daily fine (charge per day per item) for materials from the DIY collection: $1. Seniors (65+) pay half the fines on all overdue materials.
Lost & Damaged
- DIY materials are to be returned in the condition in which they were borrowed.
- The full replacement cost and a processing fee will be charged for each item lost, damaged, or stolen.
- Replacement of lost or damaged materials from the DIY Education Center collection are not accepted.
- You MUST return all materials from the DIY Education collection during open hours to the DIY Education Center service desk at HCLS Elkridge Branch.
- DIY Education Center materials MAY NOT be returned to any HCLS book drop, any other HCLS branch, or other library systems in Maryland.
- You may not reserve any materials from the DIY Education Center collection via hclibrary.org.
- You may call the DIY Education Center to check on the availability of materials.
- Available materials can be held until the close of business the following day.
- Reserved materials may not be sent to other HCLS branches.
- You may extend the due date of materials from the DIY Education Center collection for an additional loan period (7 days).
- Materials from the DIY Education Center collection may be renewed automatically, if your DIY Education Center card does not carry an unpaid balance of $10 or more in fines.
- Materials may also be renewed in person at any branch, by phone using TelAccount (410.313.7810), or online.