Busch Annapolis Library is closed and will offer no curbside service Thursday, August 6 due to HVAC issues.

For everyone's safety, all people entering our libraries must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose the entire time they are in the building.
Repeat violators will be banned. Thank you for your cooperation.


In the News

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? 

Pasadena Voice - by

Eliana Semanoff has loved reading from a young age, and in August, she reached a remarkable milestone: She was the first student to read 1,000 books before kindergarten at Mountain Road Library.

A national early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten was adopted by the Anne Arundel County Public Library system (AACPL) for its youngest readers. Parents create an account at the library and log the books they read with their child, starting even from birth.

All Press Releases

Book on African American Female Mathematicians at NASA to be Released as Movie


Unveils Latino Outreach Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 15, 2016) – Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library today announced their lineup of events and activities to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 14, 2016) -- The Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is once again blurring the lines between fashion, technology and education by hosting its second annual wearable electronic showcase.       


Objects can be Printed at Three County Libraries at Minimal Cost

       (September 12, 2016 -Annapolis, Md.) –Anne Arundel County Public Library officials today announced a new 3-D printing service at three of its locations. Customers can now print objects using the Library’s new 3-D printers at minimal cost at the Annapolis, Glen Burnie and Odenton Regional branches.


Customers Can Learn 30 Languages on PC, Mac or Android Mobile Device

 (July 15, 2016–Annapolis, Md.) Officials with the Anne Arundel County Public Library today began offering Rosetta Stone Library Solution, the popular and fun language learning software.