Starting Thursday, August 5, all individuals ages two and older who enter Anne Arundel County Public Library buildings will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
Learn more about how AACPL is working to keep library customers and staff safe.
Walk-ins welcome! All buildings are now open for browsing the stacks, reading, hold item pickups, computer use, and more.
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.
Most events are being held online. Some in-person events may become available outdoors at some locations. 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.
Search our 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.Get your library card and find something to read, watch or listen to now.
Libraries are needed more than ever in our community. A library card is a gateway to the resources and tools you need to make the most of learning from home. Find resources to help your K-12 student with virtual learning.
AACPL now offers Chromebook kits. These kits contain a Chromebook and hotspot to connect to the internet anywhere there is mobile phone coverage.
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. Computers are available for public use at each library location. Due to capacity and social distancing restrictions there is a time limit of one hour for computer use and a reduced number of available computers.
We offer free wireless printing. Customers may print 10 black and white pages per day that can be picked up curbside.
Outdoor Wi-Fi is available at all locations except Riviera Beach.
Checkout a wifi hotspot to take along with you when you know you won't have wifi access. We also offer Chromebook kits. These kits contain a Chromebook and hotspot to connect to the internet anywhere there is mobile phone coverage.
Have a question? Need help finding information for school assignments or determining real from fake news? Would you like help finding that next great book to read? Our staff can help!
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.