The Severn Community Library closed at 1:00 PM, Friday, July 31, 2015 due to no air conditioning. Programs affected by the early closing will be canceled.

The Mountain Road Community Library will be closed Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4 for system upgrades.


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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 closed on Sundays through September 7. Sunday hours will resume at Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Severna Park, Maryland City, and Crofton libraries on September 13, 2015.

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Library Blog

This summer the library celebrates heroes of all kinds with our Summer Reading Club theme Every Hero Has a Story. As the Summer Reading Club winds down, the Annapolis Regional Library continues the celebration with our Third Annual Community Helpers Day.This event offers a unique opportunity for children and caregivers to meet, learn about, and be inspired by our local helpers and heroes.

New & Noteworthy

Woman Reading to Kindergarten Class
Is your little one about to set out on his or her very first day of school? Help them to prepare for this milestone by attending one of the Library's "Ready, Set, Kindergarten" programs happening this August at selected libraries. This hour of special stories and fun activities is designed to help ease the transition for children entering Kindergarten this fall.

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Library in the News

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In the age of Google, tablets and Apple watches, some have questioned the value of libraries. The library has been aggressively moving into the digital age over the last decade and continues to make great strides to provide the latest technology to customers.

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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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 LearnGale Virtual Reference LibraryTransparent 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!

Local Resources

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