All Libraries will be closed Sunday, January 19, and Monday, January 20, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

The Severn Library will be closed Saturday, January 18 for renovations.


In the News

Bay Weekly - by

The holidays came a little early this year for some 45,000 Anne Arundel County Public Library patrons. With the generosity of a converted Ebenezer Scrooge, all overdue fines accumulated between September 24 and December 14 have been waived. 

      “We are happy to offer this gesture of goodwill to our customers who patiently stood by us during our recent cyber attack,” said Library CEO Hampton ‘Skip’ Auld.

Capital Gazette newspaper - by

To say the last few months have been challenging for the Anne Arundel County Public Library system is akin to saying Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” is a short story — an understatement of epic proportions.

The recent cyberattack we suffered crippled our ability to provide the top-notch service our customers have come to rely on and expect. The devastating email virus shut down our public computers and business services — two important resources we provide to tens of thousands of people each year.

But most importantly, we lost our customers’ trust with our inability to provide key library services and through the breach of some cardholder information.

We are committed to making things right and earning back our customers’ trust. We recently announced that all fines incurred between Sept. 24 and Dec. 14 have been waived. Some 45,000 customers will benefit from this action.

Bay Weekly - by

 Books warm and nourish the soul, teaching us things and bringing us closer together. What better time than Christmas to give the gift of reading — and understanding?

     Who knows a good book better than a librarian? Nobody, we thought, until the Bay Weekly office sisterhood chimed in with what about us?  So along with Anne Arundel and Calvert County librarians, we’ve included our favorites. Is yours on our list? 

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Library Launches Fishing Pole Loaner Program

(April 6, 2017 -Annapolis, MD) Just in time for summer, anglers are invited to tackle fishing skills on the Chesapeake Bay with poles that can be checked out like library books.     


Brian Zagalsky of Annapolis Middle School Wins $500 Prize

(March 13, 2017 Annapolis, Md.) Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) announced today the inaugural winner of the Local History Project contest. Brian Zagalsky, an eighth grader at Annapolis Middle School, received the honor for his project on the history of rockfish in our area. He received a $500 prize.


Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) officials today announced an updated timeline for construction of the new Annapolis Regional Library. Demolition of the current facility will take place in March 2018 with the new building expecting to be open in late 2019. 


Families and history lovers are invited to learn more about the County’s namesake at a special free public screening of new a 30-minute documentary featuring the life of Lady Anne Arundel.