Drop In, Check Out

The Library is open for in-library usage sessions, by appointment, for patrons to browse the shelves, use computers and wifi, and print and copy. Crisfield has hours from Monday through Saturday, and Princess Anne is open Monday through Wednesday. Please visit this page for further information.

Books to Go pickup is still available. Please visit the reservation form or call the library to request materials and schedule a pickup slot.

Imagine your own story and explore our Virtual Summer Reading Program 2020! Sign up here or you can also use the Beanstack app! Download the Beanstack app (iOS, Google) and search for Somerset County Library ESRL.

Crisfield Library
100 Collins St.
410-968-0955
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Ewell Library
20910 Caleb Jones Rd.
410-425-2181
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Princess Anne Library
11767 Beechwood St.
410-651-0852
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Library Services

Overdue Notices

When our lending software was brought back online, it rapidly sent out three overdue notices and a bill to patrons who had items due before the shutdown. Please disregard these notices; we are working to resolve this issue.

If you have received a bill for an item that had been due after March 15, please let us know. These items should have had their due dates extended to July 31. We have seen one case where a due date that should have been automatically extended was not and are working with the vendor to determine what and how widespread the issue is.

Likewise, if you have received a notice or bill for an item that has been returned, let us know.

Books to Go

Books to Go

Beginning May 26, the Crisfield and Princess Anne Libraries will be offering Books to Go pickup daily from 11 am to 4 pm in the library lobbies. Please visit the reservation form or call the library to request materials and schedule a pickup slot.

Feel free to make your request as general or specific as you like, from particular titles to "10 audiobook thrillers," and the library staff will work to fill your request. Due to the added complexity, requests must be placed no later than 8 am on the day that you would like to pick up your materials.

You may also place holds on individual titles through the library catalog for Crisfield or Princess Anne,. Please call the Ewell Library during regular operating hours to request material. We are currently limited to items on the shelves in the libraries. After searching, please use the "Narrow Your Search" option on the left to limit results to your local branch. Interlibrary delivery is not operational at this time. If you're using the catalog, please also complete the Books to Go form or call to schedule a pickup time.

Please remember to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the lobbies.

Bookdrops Open

The bookdrops are open for returns. For staff and patron safety, all returned material is being quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. The Somerset County Library does not charge fines, and all due dates will continue to be extended until the libraries are fully operational.

The library facilities remain closed to the public, and the library is following a reopening plan progressing alongside Governor Hogan's Roadmap to Recovery. We expect further service expansion during the "Medium Risk" phase of the Roadmap.

Programs to Go

Beginning June 1, take home crafts will be available as Programs to Go. Please register for programs and then schedule your pickup time through the Books to Go form.

Adult Programs
Teen Programs
Childrens Programs

Virtual Programs

Virtual Programs

Online Children's Programs

The following virtual programs are also 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.

2020 Summer Reading Program

This year's Summer Reading theme is "Imagine Your Story." Program registration for children, teens, and adults will begin on June 15. We are excited about developing a program that will keep children enjoying books throughout the summer!

Online Library 24/7

Your library is available 24/7 at somelibrary.org 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.


Hoopla

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

Ancestry.com 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="https://eshore.polarislibrary.com/polaris/logon.aspx?ctx=28.1033.0.0.1&Header=1" target="_blank">register through our catalog to receive access to these resources.

Coronavirus Information

Social Distancing

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

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

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 somelibrary.org. You can also follow the Library on Facebook for the latest.