The Library will be providing only curbside service at all branches starting Monday, May 18 with special hours. More details can be found at

All branches of the Ruth Enlow Library will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
We will reopen for curbside service on Tuesday, May 26th.

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Oakland (Main)

REL @ Oakland

Located in the town of Oakland, the main branch of the Ruth Enlow Library serves as a hub of activity within the community. Residents and visitors come to the library for print, non-print, and electronic resources. The library offers books, magazines, videos, DVDs, books on tape and on CD, wireless internet, and online databases. Ten computers are available for public use, with Internet access and word processing software. Another computer with adaptive technologies for disabled users also is available, as well as two children’s computers and one for teens equipped with games.
Adult, children, and teen programs provide enrichment to local residents and visitors. Story hours, two children’s book clubs, Summer Reading Club, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities, a LEGO Club, and events for home-schooled children and their parents are held regularly. The library also schedules periodic book discussions and informational programs of interest for adults.
The Oakland Library has a genealogy section equipped with a digital microfilm reader/printer and a collection of local newspapers on microfilm, as well as a part-time genealogy specialist to assist patrons with research.

Branch Manager: 
Ann Leighton
6 North Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Hours of Operation: 

Mon & Wed: 9:15 am - 8:00 pm
Tue, Th, Fri: 9:15 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local History and Genealogy Assistance
Wed. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and every first and third Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, or by appointment.