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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.

About Us

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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.

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Featured Services

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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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OMOB Author Coming to Leonardtown

August 14th, 2018|Comments Off on OMOB Author Coming to Leonardtown

Tim Junkin is the author on this year's One Maryland One Book, Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence. Junkin will speak about his book on Wednesday, October [...]

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Mobile Hotspots at Your Library

March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Mobile Hotspots at Your Library

Have you heard about the DIGITAL DIVIDE? It is the gulf between those that have access to computers and the internet and those who do not. Your public libraries are taking ANOTHER step to bridge [...]

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Choose Civility Southern Maryland

February 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Choose Civility Southern Maryland

The public libraries of Southern Maryland are partnering with the College of Southern Maryland in an effort to promote Choose Civility - a statewide campaign initiated by Howard County Public Library nearly 10 years ago.  [...]

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