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Library accounts are free to all Maryland residents. You can apply for a temporary card online.
Please see our Smartest Card brochure for more information about lending limits and borrowing times.
If we do not own an item, you can try searching for it in Marina, Maryland's statewide Interlibrary Loan service. You will need your library card number to log in. If you find an item in Marina that is requestable, select the KCPL branch at which you would like to pick it up and submit your request. If you don't see what you are looking for there either, or would prefer that we place the request for you, let us know. We will do our best to get it for you.
We also consider requests when making purchasing decisions. If you would like to suggest an item be added to our collection, fill out our online form.
In order to protect your privacy, we do not keep records of your items after they are returned. However, you may choose to keep a history of items you check out going forward by logging into My Account and checking the "Maintain reading history" box under "Contact Information and Preferences."
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First, it's important to know which account you are trying to access.
When you got your library card, your KCPL account was set up to allow you to log into the catalog in order to see what items you have checked out, place holds, renew items, and other basic functions.
In order to use some of our Digital Library resources, you will need to create a free account to manage your use of the service. These accounts are separate from your main library account and must be set up individually.
Please see the My Accounts page for more information.
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We offer programs for all ages throughout the year. For information about upcoming events, visit our Calendar.
There is no cost for most library resources and services. For information about overdue fines and service fees, please see the Fines and Fees Policy.
Yes, we offer public WiFi at all of our locations.
Yes. Visit our Technology page for more details.
Please review the Bulletin Board Policy to be sure your flier matches the criteria.
The Friends of Kent County Public Library accepts donations of used books and other materials for their semi-annual book sales, as well as monetary donations that are used to support KCPL.
The Foundation for the Kent County Public Library accepts monetary donations to ensure the long term financial viability of KCPL.
For more information about these groups, visit our Library Supports page.