Using Your Card

Woman Using Library CardYou can borrow and return materials to any public library in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.

  • Find materials on COSMOS, the online catalog for library materials and services available in Southern Maryland.
  • Don’t see what you’re looking for in COSMOS? Check our premium online resources. Still looking? Make a request from Marina, the statewide system to request library materials not available in Southern Maryland.
  • Use the “Account” feature to view your library account, renew items and manage your holds. Sign-in using your library card number or create a personalized username and password.

Enhanced Account Access – Library Elf

Library Elf is a third-party web tool for keeping track of your or your family’s library accounts. With Library Elf you can:

  • Track what’s due, overdue, and ready for pickup
  • Track more than one library account through a single Library Elf log in
  • Receive additional notifications about your account
  • Designate additional email addresses to receive notices
  • Automatically add library reminders to your calendar
  • Library ELF FAQs.