The St. Mary’s County Library provides county residents with library services at the following locations:

Charlotte Hall library

37600 New Market Road, at the intersection of routes 5 and 6


Leonardtown library

23250 Hollywood Road, on Route 245 next to the Maryland State Police barrack, half a mile from Route 5


Lexington Park library and art gallery

21677 FDR Blvd., off Shangri-la Drive


Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday at the Lexington Park branch only from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Michael Blackwell, library director, at 301-475-2846, ext. 1013, or email

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Internet services

Through the library’s website,, cardholders can access the library catalog, online resources, HelpNow homework help, AskUsNow virtual reference service and downloadable audio books, e-books and digital magazines anytime. They can request items, check their accounts, pay fines and renew items. Residents can apply for library cards or renew current cards online.

WoW! van service

The WoW! van service, Words on Wheels, visits child care providers and centers providing age-appropriate materials and story times. For additional information, call 301-475-2846, ext. 1011, or


All branches provide public-access computers and laptops, high-speed internet access and Wi-Fi, plus child-friendly computers equipped with educational software.

Materials to check out

The library maintains a wide collection of items, including large-print editions, audio books, DVDs, magazines and newspapers, musical recordings, and Playaways.

Books not found in a branch can be borrowed from other libraries across the state through an interlibrary loan service. The library offers free downloadable e-books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, comics, digital music, newspapers and digital magazines.


The library provides story times and children’s programs throughout the year. During the summer, reading programs and a series of professional performances are also offered. Teen and adult programs, including monthly book discussions, are available. More information can be found by calling the library or by visiting


Courteous, informed and committed staff provide customer service in person, by phone or by email.

Friends of the Library is a support organization for the library system and sponsors book sales annually to raise money for the libraries. Donations toward these sales are welcome.

Meeting rooms

All three branches have meeting rooms that can be used by nonprofits for free or can be rented by businesses or private parties.

The Lexington Park branch has audio/video teleconferencing capabilities.

The Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown branches have LCD and laptops to use in the meeting rooms.