The Library will be providing only curbside service at all branches starting Wednesday, November 18 at normal hours. More details can be found at

Due to the weather and road conditions, all branches will be closing today (12/1/20) at 4:00 PM.

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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