All WCFL branch library buildings will remain closed to the public indefinitely. The due date for currently checked out materials is Tuesday, June 30 and no fines have accrued during the library closure. Book drops throughout the county are open. Please see slide below for information about curbside pickup and other limited in-person services. 

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WCFL Closure Extended Indefinitely

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The health and safety of Washington County Free Library customers and staff are of utmost importance. WCFL is following the advice of our federal, state, and local public health officials, as well as other institutions of education in Maryland, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

At this time, all Washington County Free Library branches will remain closed to the public until a reopening date can be safely set.

Items currently checked out will be due on Monday, June 1. Fines will not accrue while the library is closed. Please note that book drops throughout the county are closed; please keep checked out items at home for now. All holds ready for pickup will be available when the library reopens.

Your library is still here for you. 

  • Library customers can visit the website, washcolibrary.org, for unlimited 24/7 access to ebooks, movies, magazines, comics, TV, research databases, and more for all ages.
  • Online registration is available for new users to access our online resources with a temporary “E card.” To register for an E Card, register for an account using the online library catalog.
  • Reference librarians are also available to answer questions via phone from 10 AM to 2 PM every day. Call 301-739-3250 ext. 300 for research assistance, information about community resources, and help connecting to eLibrary services.
  • Reference staff have created a Library @ Home page on our website with lists of resources for dealing with stress, applying for unemployment over the phone, and more.
  • Virtual library programs, such as storytime videos shared on branch library Facebook pages, are also available.

We encourage the community to continue to stay informed, explore the library’s digital content, and practice social distancing. For more information about library services and updates about the closure, please visit our website. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Jenny Bakos,
Executive Director

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