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Our COVID-19 Response

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The health and safety of Washington County Free Library customers and staff continue to be of utmost importance. WCFL has been diligent in following the advice of our federal, state, and local public health officials. 

Due to increased community spread in Washington County, the Board of Trustees and Administration at Washington County Free Library, with the support of the Washington County Health Department, strongly encourage all community members to wear face coverings completely over their mouth and nose when visiting branch library buildings. 

During the current stage of our gradual reopening plan, the following services are available:  

Branch Libraries

  • Information about current hours for browsing, computer use, and other in-person services can be found here
  • Curbside pickup service or holds lockers for pickup are available by request. Call your branch library to schedule pickup.
  • Various in-person programs will resume at several branches throughout the county as of September 2021. To attend in-person library programs at this time, face coverings must be worn completely over the nose and mouth by all attendees, regardless of age, for the duration of the event. Masks will be available upon request. Registration is required for all in-person library programs and space is limited. Please note that in-person infant and toddler programs have been temporarily suspended. Older children attending programs must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Library Materials

  • All book drops are open. Please return library materials to book drops. 
  • Fines and fees have resumed for overdue or lost library materials.

Other Services

  • Reference staff are also available by phone to answer questions. Call 301-739-3250 ext. 300 for assistance.
  • Visit our online calendar here for information about upcoming virtual book discussion groups, craft programs, and more.
  • Information about our eLibrary resources can be found here. Read, watch, and enjoy instantly using your library card!

Thank you for continuing to support the library during this time. 

Jenny Bakos,
Executive Director