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Ort Library Services During COVID-19 Response

Building Hours


Library building hours beginning August 17, 2020:

MONDAY - THURSDAY: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
FRIDAY: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
SATURDAY: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
SUNDAY: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Access to community members is by appointment only - please call the Main Desk at 301-687-4395.

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If you have questions or concerns, please email us at

Current Building Policies

  • Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times in the library building.
  • Practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart from others.
  • No food or drink is allowed at this time. All water fountains are currently turned off.
  • Group study is not permitted.
  • Group and individual study rooms are currently CLOSED.
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanititzer stations available on the Main floor and throughout the library.