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Southern Maryland Regional Library Association

The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association is funded by the state of Maryland to supplement the services provided by the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County library systems. Through this partnership, we can more efficiently, economically and effectively share resources among the area’s public libraries.

The regional library provides downloadable materials and online access to the following electronic information: major newspapers, research and information resources, automobile repair guides, antiques reference catalogues, health care information, tutoring and much more through the COSMOS Website.

The regional library also provides tools and resources for our partner library systems, including: email; technical support; training; acquisition and processing of materials; marketing and advocacy.

The regional library is a pioneer in providing state-of-the-art technology, including a digitization lab, online materials, downloadable books and much more.

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association Inc. provides access to many types of library materials through its online library COSMOS, such as:

  • Books
  • Audio Books
  • Educational DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Entertainment DVDs
  • Books on CD
  • Magazines

Southern Maryland Regional
Library Association
P.O. Box 459
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
301.934.9442 or 301-884-0436 or Email Bookmark and Share
The citizens of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties will have equal access to information through the efficient, economic, and effective sharing of resources among public libraries and all types of information agencies.

New Online Catalog Coming May 15!


The regional library is overseeing the transition to a new integrated library system (ILS) in May 2014. The decision to change the system that runs the online catalog was made jointly by all three county library systems in Southern Maryland. After months of exploration, research and a request for proposal, Polaris Library Systems was awarded the contract in November.

To find more answers to the “what,” “when” and “why” for transitioning to a new online library catalog click HERE.

Save Your Booklists! If you are a library customer that has a number of books organized into book lists in your account, you will need to save them before our transition to the new online catalog in May. Click here for HOW TO SAVE BOOK LISTS.