Libraries Closed

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Eastern Shore public libraries are temporarily closed until further notice.

Due dates for all checked-out materials will be extended until after the libraries reopen.

Book drops are currently closed. Please hold on to material that you have checked out.

Please check here for further information.

Crisfield Library
100 Collins St.
Open today
10am - 7pm
Ewell Library
20910 Caleb Jones Rd.
Open today
1 pm - 9 pm
Princess Anne Library
11767 Beechwood St.
Open today
10am - 7pm

Important Message Concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dear community members,

I'm sure many of you have been following the COVID-19 spread carefully. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Eastern Shore libraries will be closed until further notice.

Library Closed March 16 through March 28

Due Dates & Expiration Dates

The due dates for all items currently checked out have been reset to April 30. Book drops are currently closed. Please hold on to material that you have checked out until the libraries reopen.

To provide as much access to our online resources as possible, all expired or soon to expire library cards have had their expiration dates moved back to June 30, 2020.

Items currently on hold for patrons will be held for pick up for at least a week past reopening the libraries.

Coronavirus Information

Gale Resources has prepared guides on the coronavirus and on pandemic preparedness.

Online Library 24/7

Your library is available 24/7 at with more than 60 online resources. While this access is always available with your library card, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the most popular online resources and apps that we have to offer.

Overdrive Ebooks

Download digital audiobooks and eBooks.


Stream and temporarily download movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. Follow the Sign Up instructions to begin and then Sign In on subsequent visits.

Ancestry is normally limited to use in the library, but they've made it available from home through June 1. Over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. A source for conducting genealogical and local history research . Included are digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 on, The American Geneaological Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.

Mango Languages

Every self-paced language course introduces the learner to cultural insights and grammar specific to their language of choice, delivered through native speaker dialogue.

If you do not currently have a library card, you can a href="" target="_blank">register through our catalog to receive access to these resources.

Online Children's Programs

While we're closed, the following virtual programs are available for children:

For those without home Internet or difficulties streaming video, the Enoch Pratt Free Library is keeping their 24 hour storyline, "A Story Anytime," updated at 410-396-8396.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Social Distancing

Social distancing refers to limiting public gatherings as much as possible.

  • Do not leave your house unless it's essential.
  • Do not attend school or classes as of Wednesday, 18 March until after Easter.
  • Do not attend gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • Greet people using your elbows or feet.
  • Keep your house as clean as possible and disinfect utensils, surfaces, floors and furniture.
  • Avoid using the same utensils and bathroom facilities as a sick person.
  • Make sure you disinfect your bathroom area as droplets can be transmitted.
  • Open windows and doors to let fresh air inside at all times.
  • Avoid going out to restaurants, clubs, malls and other public spaces.
  • Check on your loved ones through social media and your smartphone.
  • Hold out on any non-essential physical socializing like going on a date or partying with friends.
  • Cancel any playdates and playground time for the kids.

Looking Forward

The Library will continue to evaluate its response to COVID. Customers can stay up to date on any changes to library services through our website at You can also follow the Library on Facebook for the latest.

Ed Goyda
Library Director