Anne Arundel County MD Library

Find Anne Arundel County, Maryland libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Carroll County Public Library 1100 Green Valley Rd Glen Burnie MD 21060 410-386-4500

Maryland State Law Library 361 Rowe Boulevard Annapolis MD 21401 410-260-1430

Odenton Regional Library 1325 Annapolis Road Odenton MD 21113 410-222-6277

About Anne Arundel County Libraries

Anne Arundel County Libraries are institutions that stores and make available collections of books, periodicals, electronic databases, and other information sources to either the general public or a specific group of patrons in Anne Arundel County, MD. Library collections may also include musical recordings, films, and other cultural materials. In addition to making their physical and electronic collections available to patrons, Anne Arundel County Libraries organize and sponsor a wide range of programs and activities that complement their collections.

You may contact the Library for questions about:
  • Public Libraries near you
  • Anne Arundel County Library catalogs and collections
  • Library research facilities and databases
  • Anne Arundel County Library cards
  • Library programs and events
Anne Arundel County Public Libraries

Anne Arundel County Public Libraries are Anne Arundel County or local government operations. While registration and an Anne Arundel County library card are usually required, access to most of the materials and services offered at a Public Library is generally free. Physical items may be borrowed and electronic materials accessed without an additional fee. While registration and the issuance of a card may be limited to residents of the jurisdiction served by a Public Library, most Libraries honor cards from other Public Libraries near Anne Arundel County and many participate in programs that allow for inter-library loans. In larger jurisdictions, the Public Library may consist of a main Library building with additional satellite facilities referred to as Anne Arundel County Library Branches.

Anne Arundel County Academic Libraries are typically housed at colleges and universities primarily for the benefit of students and faculty, though some may open their collections and services to residents of the surrounding communities. Maryland State Libraries primarily serve as repositories for state documents to support research by MD employees and legislators, though they are also open to the general public.

Special Library Collections

In addition to the general collections found in an Anne Arundel County Public Library, special collections may be available that emphasize local history and institutions or unique aspects of the community. Special collections may have value as historical artifacts and may not be available for circulation outside of the Maryland Library facility.

Anne Arundel County Public Library Programs

Anne Arundel County Public Libraries make computers available on site for patrons' research activities and to provide access to their electronic databases and publications. Public Libraries also frequently offer programs and services that support patrons in job searches, Anne Arundel County genealogy research, small business development, or legal research. Book readings by authors and a variety of entertainment events may also be presented, such as musical performances, poetry readings, and children's events.