about Eastern Shore Regional Library

Established in 1965, and incorporated as a public, nonprofit corporation in 1992, the Eastern Shore Regional Library became a mandated state program in July 1998 under H.B.1233. The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services funds the Eastern Shore Regional Library and designates a liaison who provides counsel and direction as needed.

With a service area of eight counties--Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester--the Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc. is the largest of three regional resource centers in the state of Maryland. We serve a population of 319,900. Our delivery service covers 3,015.2 square miles daily. We provide direct delivery to each county library headquarters as well as designated branches of our public libraries. We also provide direct delivery to four colleges and universities and one correctional facility. One hundred and eight public schools are served by the Regional Library.

Other regional libraries in Maryland are located in Southern Maryland, Western Maryland, and State Library Resource Center (SLRC) in Baltimore.