Southern Maryland Regional Library
|The Southern Maryland Regional Library
Association is funded by the state of Maryland
to supplement the services provided by the
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
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:
- Audio Books
- Educational DVDs
- Music CDs
- Entertainment DVDs
- Books on CD
|Southern Maryland Regional
|P.O. Box 459
Charlotte Hall, MD
||301.934.9442 or 301-884-0436 or Email
|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.
The regional library is overseeing the transition to a new integrated library system (ILS) this spring, following a decision by the three county
libraries to make a change to the system that runs the online catalog. Polaris Library Systems was awarded the contract in November.
The new ILS, which will continue to run under the name “COSMOS,” will provide excellence in library service with the capabilities that area library customers deserve and have come to expect. Though the look of the online catalog will change, most of the services users have become accustomed to are in the new system, with a few additions, as well. The biggest change is behind-the-scenes with improvements in efficiencies for the management of library resources.