Library Message:

As you know, Calvert Library has been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. This is a constantly evolving situation and we continue to track information from county, state and federal health officials to ensure Calvert Library practices reflect new information as it is available. The health of our staff and customers is our top priority as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19.

At this time, Calvert Library buildings and book returns are closed to the public. Please keep your materials until we reopen. We have extended due dates and remember, we don’t charge late fees.  

We are providing phone, email and online reference services. You will find many resources on this page.  Due to the current situation, Calvert Library is temporarily suspending our practice of only posting names of sponsors/partners.

While the information on this page was current at the time of posting, information is changing rapidly.  Please let us know if an update is needed by emailing calvpr@calvertlibrary.info.  Being listed on our website does not mean Calvert Library is endorsing or recommending this business or service.

Keep Yourself and Community Healthy

  • Practice social distancing. Try to keep an optimal six feet away from other people.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently for 20 seconds.
  • If unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer that is a minimum 60-90% alcohol.
  • Cough into a tissue or your elbow. Discard the tissue immediately.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and take care of yourself.

During this temporary closure, we are taking several steps to ensure library services remain available:

  • Library staff will continue to answer email  (getanswers@calvertlibrary.info) reference questions as well as post useful information on our website as well as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Wifi will still be accessible in portions of our parking lots.
  • Downloadable movies, ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and music continue to be available.
  • We are closing bookdrops so they don’t become overwhelmed. You should hold on to the library materials you currently have until we re-open.  We will extend due dates to the end of April and remember, Calvert Library does not charge late fees.
  • Any library cards that would have expired this month through May 1, have been extended to June 1, 2020.

Calvert Library from Home

  • Temporary library cards are available online:  If you don’t have a library card, register for one online for immediate access to our digital library.  We have extended these temporary cards to be valid for 90 days to access all library ebooks, eaudiobooks, downloadable movies, TV shows, music, and online resources.  Once the library is open again, you can come in to verify your address and receive your permanent physical library card.
  • The Library has a vast collection of digital materials, which you can access from anywhere you can get online (even over our wifi from our parking lot). These e-resources include ebooks, emagazines, downloadable audiobooks, streaming TV and movies, music, databases and much more.  The library also provides various online learning opportunities. All are available for free with your Library card.

Any additional information will be posted on our website as well as Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you for your support, understanding and patience during this difficult time as we work together to ensure the well-being of our community, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  For the health and safety of others, if you are exhibiting symptoms of a contagious disease, especially coronavirus (see Covid-19 symptoms here), please stay home and call your healthcare provider for medical advice. 

Carrie Willson

Executive Director