The Washington County Free Library and its branches will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.
We will reopen on Saturday at our normal time.

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Computer Access

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Washington County Free Library branches throughout the county have offered curbside pickup services and opened book drops in the second phase of a gradual reopening plan. Staff have been working to clean and disinfect library facilities and materials, and create a new service model to efficiently and safely serve the Washington County community. During this time, staff have been provided personal protective equipment and workstations have been reconfigured to maintain social distancing. 



Limited Public Computer Access

In the third phase of WCFL's reopening plan, as of August 3, all locations will offer limited public computer access. 

  • Following Governor Hogan’s guidelines, a regulated number of library patrons will be allowed enter library buildings to use public computers for one hour at a time
  • Measures to limit the number of people and the amount of time spent in the buildings have been put into place and may vary slightly from branch to branch. Please keep in mind that these measures may involve waiting for a period of time to use public computers based on the number of people already in the building, etc. 
  • Public printing and technology assistance from library staff processes have been adjusted wherever possible to limit exposure to frequently touched surfaces and maintain social distancing.
  • A waiver will be available to opt in for remote computer assistance from library staff.


Fletcher Branch Library Computer Access Hours 
Come in any time Monday through Friday between 2 PM to 6 PM to use public computers. 


Branch Library Computer Access Hours
At this time, appointments must be made to access public computers, printers, and other limited in-person services at branch libraries throughout the county. Please call your branch library to make an appointment.



While in WCFL buildings:

Patrons (ages five and over) must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times, sanitize hands using provided disinfectant, and practice social distancing in all WCFL branch libraries. 



To Check Out Materials

Materials will only be available through curbside pickup services. To place holds on materials at this time, visit the online catalog available through our website, Log in using your card number and pin to browse or search materials and place holds. If you would like to call to place a hold or have questions about placing holds for curbside pickup, please call 301-739-3250 ext. 300 (10-7 Monday-Thursday, 10-6 Friday, and 10-2 Saturday-Sunday) or call your branch library. 



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 which is now allowing us to provide limited in-person library services. Please be courteous to library staff as we begin this new service model. 

Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support of the library during this time.