Anne Arundel County Public Library to Close All Branches, Headquarters Through March 29

Annapolis, Md., (March 13, 2020) – Officials from the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL), relying on advice from public health officials, are closing all locations starting at 5 pm today, March 13 through Sunday, March 29. Library officials will continue to monitor the rapidly changing health crisis and will determine if additional closures are necessary. 


 “Libraries are community gathering places and while we take tremendous pride in serving the public, it’s imperative that we close our doors in order to protect the health and safety of our customers, staff and volunteers,” said Library CEO Skip Auld. 


No library fines and fees will be charged during the closure. Book drops will remain open. All meetings and events remain canceled through May 2. For profit organizations with canceled meeting room bookings should contact the library after we reopen to request a refund.


The library encourages customers to take advantage of the system’s extensive digital collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, streaming movies, music and databases available on its website. Customers can stay updated on changes to library services through the library’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and on our website


For up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the websites of the Anne Arundel County Department of Healthor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For general questions about the disease, residents are encouraged to call the health department at 410-222-7256. Individuals concerned about medical information should call their healthcare provider or the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Ask a Nurse Line at 443-481-4000. 

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