All Anne Arundel County Public Library locations will be closed Sunday, December 21, Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25 and Sunday, December 28 for the holiday. 

The Severna Park Community Library will be closed for improvements from January 5 through February 1, 2015. The library will reopen on Monday, February 2, 2015.

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Locations & Hours

Hours for all library locations:
Monday through Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm.

Libraries open Sundays, 1 to 5 pm starting September 7: Annapolis, Crofton, Maryland City at Russett, Glen Burnie, Severna Park and Odenton.

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Got Homework? Get help from the Anne Arundel County Public Library With a library card and a computer, students can connect to a live tutor via HelpNow from Brainfuse to get help in all the core K-12 subjects. The service is available from the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s website between 2pm and midnight, seven days a week.

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As you do your holiday shopping at this season, remember to log in through Amazon Smile. When you use this link, Amazon will make a donation to the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation equal to .5% of your eligible purchases.
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    Paying library fines is now easier than ever with SmartPay, AACPL's new online payment service. Try it out now by clicking the slide above or choosing 'Make A Payment' on the menu to the left.

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    Bring your family and friends to the library to compete and have fun at our special game times.

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    Whether you're an expert knitter or just a beginner, drop by one of our many Knitting Nights to practice the craft!

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    Join us in celebrating the most wonderful time of the year! Check out our Winter Holiday events listing.

  • The Polar Express, Christmas, holidays, Chris Van Allsburg, children's books

    All aboard the Polar Express! Come be enchanted by Chris Van Allsburg's book The Polar Express or the film of the same name and join us for cookies and cocoa. Pajamas are welcome!

Digital Media and Resources

The library provides a wide variety of downloadable content, including eBooks and eMagazines. You can also stream music and download an audiobook.

Zinio digital magazines     3M cloud reader
Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium powered by Overdrive     OneClickDigital from Recorded Books

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HelpNow Powered by BrainFuse

Our Homework Center is a great resource for homework help or just general research.

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Do you want to learn a new language, become a computer expert or research a personal project? Visit our Research and Learn area.

Research and LearnMuzzy:  Language Learning Program for ChildrenTransparent Language: Language learning databaseGALE Testing  and Education Reference CenterSafari Books OnlineLearningExpress

The library's Job Seeker Resources will help you find a job or learn new skills for a new career!

Job Search Specialists are available to assist with job applications, resumes and referral for further training at the following branches:

Anne Arundel County Public Library provides free access to subscription only investment websites in addition to Government and Small Business resources. Visit the Business & Investing area for more.

Morningstar, Value Line, and Gale Small Business Center are some of the resources available from the Library