The Library offers a wide variety of print materials, eBooks, audiobooks, public access computers, online resources, educational DVDs, live homework help for grades 4-12, summer reading programs, story times, author events and more.
You can update the contact information on your library card by visiting any PGCMLS branch, calling the Ask a Librarian reference line, or submitting changes via the Account Problems webform. You can also make changes to your card info online via the PGCMLS online catalog under My Account.
Library cards expire every three years. To renew your card, visit any PGCMLS branch. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please send us an email using the Account Problems webform or call Public Services at 301-699-3500.
If any copy of your card is lost or stolen, please report it immediately by contacting any PGCMLS branch or the Account Problems webform. You are responsible for all items borrowed up until the time you report your card lost or stolen.
You can replace your lost library card for free at any branch library with proper identification (photo ID and proof of address). For a full list of accepted identification, visit Borrowing Policies.
Library cards are required for public computer access at PGCMLS. Customers who are unable to provide full information may register for a Computer Access Card by giving only their name, zip code, and date of birth. With this card, customers can use public computers but will not have borrowing privileges. Computer Access Only cards can be updated to full-access cards at any branch with proper identification.