All AACPL facilities will be closed August 4 due to expected hurricane impact in our area.
We are happy to announce the reopening of our library buildings. Masks are required to enter any of our buildings, and we are limiting the number of people in our buildings to follow government guidelines. Please view this list of limited or unavailable services.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 7 pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Curbside pickup is available Monday - Thursday, 3 pm - 6 pm; Friday and Saturday 10 am - 12 pm.
Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) continues to follow our mission and core values to share resources for knowledge, entertainment and engagement for our community during this time of uncertainty.
Due to social distancing restrictions, all events are being held online until further notice. Our online programming schedule includes virtual storytimes, movie and book discussions, technology tutorials, and more. View all online events here.
We continue to work in partnership with many County agencies to provide programs that benefit our community. These include Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Anne Arundel United, the Anne Arundel Police Department, the Anne Arundel Department of Health, and others.
Browse our stacks in person or search our online catalog. The Library offers an extensive collection of close to one million items, including print and eBooks, audiobook CDs and eAudiobooks, movies and TV shows on DVD or streaming on Kanopy, music CDs, or streaming music from Naxos. In addition, you can borrow a fishing pole, a ukulele, museum passes or even hotspots for internet access anywhere there is cell phone service.
Not sure what to read next? Ask us for a recommendation from Library staff or one of our resources online. Can't find what you are looking for in our catalog? If the book is in participating Maryland libraries, we can get it with Maryland's Marina Interlibrary Loan service (currently unavailable).Get your library card and find something to read, watch or listen to now.
Libraries are needed more than ever in our community. AACPL provides many community and school services both inside and outside of our library buildings. Through our comprehensive offering of educational programs, services and helpful staff, AACPL is working to fulfill its mission to educate, to enrich and to inspire all members of the community.
We offer services for Anne Arundel County's diverse population. Information and resources for military personnel and veterans, links to immigration resources, and bilingual online events for new members of our community.
Our library is a key partner in our county's primary and secondary education efforts. We've been helping to bridge the summer learning gap through our long-standing Summer programs and by providing online homework assistance. We provide virtual library cards to all public school students through the SAIL program. We also support a large homeschooling community in Anne Arundel County.
Students of any age can find hundreds of thousands of magazine, newspaper, and professional journal articles using our EBSCO Discovery Service search. Have a research question? Ask a librarian online, get help from the Brainfuse HelpNow service, or you can call or visit one of our 16 branches for help.
Our library provides important resources for adults in our community. Job and career help, business and investment information, services for military personnel and veterans, and grant research assistance for nonprofits or individuals are only a few of the services we offer. Lifelong learning is supported with access to a variety of premium resources: learn a new language with Mango Languages or Rosetta Stone Library Edition, polish your skills or learn new ones from courses on Udemy or lynda.com, find out about your family with Ancestry Library Solution or Heritage Quest.
AACPL is a community resource for new and existing technology. Public computer use is available, providing needed access to job applications for residents without computers or internet access for a business person on the go.
All branches have wifi access available. The library now offers outdoor Wi-Fi at Brooklyn Park, Glen Burnie, Edgewater, Deale, and Odenton. Other libraries have some outdoor Wi-Fi access. We are working on expanding outdoor Wi-Fi availability to all locations.
Printing: Most libraries are offering 10 free printed pages per person from public computers each day. Wireless printing is available only at Discoveries: the Library at the Mall.
Checkout a wifi hotspot to take along with you when you know you won't have wifi access.
We have several programs and services that can assist community members of all abilities. Our Library by Mail service provides free home delivery of library material for those homebound due to illness, injury, or other disability. Other services and resources include at least one wheelchair accessible computer at each library location, Windows Narrator screen reader and Windows Magnifier software on our public computers, and a large selection of large print books.