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Curbside Service

Curbside Service 2020

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Garrett County, all branches of the Ruth Enlow Library will be returning to curbside service only as of Wednesday, November 18th, at our normal operating hours.

As a reminder, here’s what our services will look like:
• Patrons can call when they arrive at the Library and staff will place materials in a bag on a table outside for pickup.
• Drive-thru window service is available at the Grantsville branch.
• Inter-branch deliveries will continue, as will deliveries from Washington and Allegany Counties as well as interlibrary loan.
• Our phone services will continue for anyone who needs assistance.
• Our bookdrops will remain open, but late fees will be suspended while we’re in the “curbside only” model. Materials will still be quarantined for 48 hours before being checked in.
• Library Wifi is still available from outside of the buildings for those of you who need to connect.

Your Library is still here for you, however!
• If you don’t have a card, you can register for one at…/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx
• You can still place holds and have them sent to any branch for pickup using our catalog at
• Or you can explore our 24/7 online options! We have ebooks, e-audiobooks, movies, music and more available for free with your library card here:
• And whether your kids are learning at home or being homeschooled, you can find great resources to help them get the best possible education at home at:

Please stay safe, all of you – wear masks in public, maintain social distance and minimize social contact for a while, and we’ll all get through this – we’re looking forward to reopening and seeing you all again!

Thomas Vose, Director