Two Wicomico Public Libraries will remain open during transition period

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - On Tuesday, Wicomico County Public Library officials announced that from August 12th to August 17th  the Wicomico County Public Library will be closed for a transition period. During this time, public libraries on the Eastern Shore will join together to create an new catalog.

Officials say that during the transition, all library activities and services will be suspended such as fines, searching the catalogs, placing items on hold and getting new library cards. Library materials will not be due between August 9th thru 23rd, and no fines will be incurred over this period. Additionally, this means all satellite branches including the Bookmobile service will also be closed.

After reopening on August 17th, all library cardholders are asked to come in and verify their information on their library account. Officials ask that you bring in photo identification with a current address to assist with this confirmation.

In addition to this  announcement, the Pittsville and Centre at Salisbury branches will be open during this period except for on August 17. Both branches will operate during their normal hours. People are told to refer to the website for those hours. During the transition, people can use the Wi-fi and check out media materials at those branches only.

Library Staff say that this transition will benefit all Wicomico County cardholders in multiple way including access to more materials and faster availability to a new user-friendly, modernized catalog, mobile-friendly, and a wider variety of resources like a digital library.

Wicomico Public Library staff is thanking the community for its patience and cooperation during the transition, and they say that they look forward to continuing to deliver great customer service when it is finished.

Phone inquiries are being taken at 410-749-3612 ext: 155 should anyone have questions about the transition or other related matters.

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