TOWSON — All Baltimore County Public Library locations will remain closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and by state and local government guidelines regarding social distancing and remaining at home.
Programs and mobile services are discontinued. All meeting room reservations are also cancelled, and deposits will be refunded.
Book drops will still remain closed, however fines will not incur during the closure. All books on hold will remain available for pickup for seven days once the library reopens.
Since closing on Sunday, March 15, Baltimore County Public Library Director Paula Miller says staff have been working remotely to continue the library’s mission of providing opportunities for the 830,000 citizens of Baltimore County to explore, learn, create and connect.
For county residents who still want to use the county’s library services, the library offers digital options including e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming movies and e-magazines. The library’s virtual branch, bcpl.info, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, Baltimore County Public Schools student identification numbers can be used as library cards, so students can check out up to five downloadable items.
“Be on the lookout for new virtual programs and resources for children, job seekers, book lovers and those who may want to take advantage of our online learning resources,” Miller said.
Library officials urge people to check out their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for updates on news, resources and book information.