COVID-19 Test Kits

Visit our vaccine clinic page or follow us on Twitter for current test kit information. Free COVID-19 in-home test kits can now be ordered online from the U.S. Government.

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Service Overview

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. Visit our Library Basics page to find out how to use the library.

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Our programming schedule includes both online and in person events. Please visit our Library Calendar to find a wide variety of programs and events including virtual storytimes, virtual book discussions, and a growing number of in-person events.

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.

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We continue to offer curbside pickup at all of our branches. See how easy it is to pick up your items.

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Search our extensive collection of close to one million items, including print and eBooksaudiobook CDs and eAudiobooksmovies and TV shows on DVD or streaming on Kanopymusic 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. Visit our Library of Things to see all the things you can borrow at the library!

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.

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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 [link to hotspot LoT record] 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.

Visit our Technology page for a full list of our tech services.

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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.

AACPL makes its materials and services accessible to homebound county residents via our Library by Mail service. We also offer accessible workstations, software, and more for those who need it.

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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!

Call or visit one of our 16 library locationsYou can also ask for help via email, click the button to the right to start a Chat, or search our FAQs.

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Content: 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 helpbusiness and investment informationservices 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 LinkedIn Learning, find out about your family with Ancestry Library Solution or Heritage Quest.

Accessibility

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.

Find out more.