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Who We Are/What We Do

The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. is a regional resource center for the public libraries in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, providing library services for the staff and customers of public libraries throughout Southern Maryland.

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Staff Resources

The regional library provides technology and training resources to staff via an extranet.  The training calendar can be accessed directly by clicking here. Library staff can access their email via the web by clicking here.

SMRLA Extranet

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Southern Maryland Regional Library Association


Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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


What’s New

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SMRLA Welcomes New Staff

February 10th, 2020|Comments Off on SMRLA Welcomes New Staff

The regional library welcomed two new staffers over the past couple of months. In early December, Mark Volland (pictured at right) joined as the new communications manager. He comes to SMRLA from Calvert County Government [...]

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