From Our Director

In accordance with the Governor's recommendations, and for the safety of our community and staff, the Cambridge and Hurlock branches are closed until further notice.

Patrons are encouraged to keep any materials currently checked out and return them when the library reopens. No fees will be accrued on materials during this closure. Patron holds will also be held for an additional week once the libraries reopen.

Patrons may continue to use digital library services such as Hoopla, Libby and Overdrive with their library cards. Please visit our Facebook page for additional online programs and for the most current information regarding our closure. For any other questions, email us at

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all learn more about this developing situation.

Update May 19, 2020:

The Dorchester County Public Library is excited to implement a reopening plan in accordance with guidelines and regulations from the state of Maryland and Dorchester County. We will soon be accepting returns and look forward to launching curbside service in June! While our services may seem limited, the safety of patrons and staff remains our top priority. We appreciate your flexibility and support as we all move forward together. Please stay tuned to our Facebook account and new website for more information!

Dorchester County Resources

Dorchester County Health Department

Dorchester County Public Schools

    * 2020 Registration for Pre-K and K *

Visit Dorchester - What's Open, Closed, or Cancelled?

Maryland Resources

The Office of Governor Larry Hogan

Stay At Home Order

Maryland Department of Health

Maryland Access to Justice Commission

Maryland Health Connection Open Enrollment

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - FAQ

Maryland Department of Human Resources

Maryland Department of Aging

General Resources

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO's Advice for the Public

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

National Institutues of Health (NIH)

Mayo Clinc

Coronavirus COVID-19 Mapping by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Associated Press (AP)