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Local Resources

Naval Research Laboratory-Chesapeake Bay Detachment 75th Birthday!
Watch the video! Calvert Library and the Town of Chesapeake Beach proudly celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Bay Detachment.

Oral History Initiative
Thanks to funding from the Calvert Library Foundation and extensive volunteer support, Calvert Library is proud to begin an initiative to collect accessible oral histories from our community. Would you like to help?

Interactive Map of Calvert's History
Calvert County is filled with history, some of which may be closer that you think. Use the Calvert History Map, which combines multiple sources of historic information into one place. Explore roadside markers, National Historic Places, and historic architecture, along with video documentaries.

Calvert Cash
Calvert Cash-free tax filing help offered to Calvert Countians who make less than $57,000 per year.

Calvert County Heritage Tour: The Mackall Road Route
“Stories and Lives that Have Shaped Calvert County, Maryland” will be a series of virtual driving tours. “Heritage Tour, Part I: The Mackall Road Route” was chosen first because it was settled early during the Colonial period and had been home for thousands of years to Native American groups who hunted, fished, and later farmed here. The landscape along the tour can tell you much about the long history of Calvert County from early history, through the War of 1812, the tobacco economy and on up to the present.

Heritage Tour, Part II: Lower Marlboro Route

Follow roads, some of which have been here for hundreds of years from the Fairview Library through tobacco and farm fields to Lower Marlboro which still has buildings that witnessed British naval forces landing in the War of 1812. Hear local people and historians share stories of the village on the Patuxent.

Calvert County History Digital Library
Digitized reproductions and resources that celebrate Calvert County's broad history

Calvert County Government
County Government information online for jobs, parks & rec, taxes, projects and more.

Calvert County Historical Society
The Calvert County Historical Society Archives is a public access repository for family, local, and regional history research.

  • The Archives library contains over 3,000 volumes that cover a range of topics: land records, church and cemetery records, genealogical information, war records, yearbooks, illustrated guides to historic houses, architecture, and  furnishings, foodways, settlement patterning, agrarian economics, watermen and waterways, politics, archaeology, etc. 
  • The Special Collections section of the Archives offers vertical files on Calvert County families, villages, churches, schools, historic structures, land grants, and subject files that include businesses, roads, bridges, hospitals, weather, camps, murders and crime, parks, lodges and benevolent societies, etc.
  • Our Calvert County African American Archives features US Colored Troop records, Freedmen Bureau Records, Runaway Slave Ads, and folders for over 175 local African American families.
  • Overall, our collection focuses on Calvert County, but also contains information on people, places, and events in adjacent counties and regions, and areas outside Maryland where Calvert Countians settled during and after the colonial period. 
  • Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10-3 and other hours by appointment. CCHS is located in historic Linden (ca.1868) at 70 Church Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Ph: 410 535-2452

College of Southern Maryland Placement Testing
After acceptance at CSM, students need to complete placement tests to assess their entry-level academic skills and to provide options to strengthen them. All courses in English and mathematics require that students have completed the appropriate placemetn tests for placement prior to enrollment, as do many othe courses in a variety of disciplines.

From My Backyard to Our Bay
A Calvert County Resident’s Guide to Improving Our Environment and Natural Resources

Bus Schedules
PDF documents of bus routes in Calvert County


Local News

For those needing the local and community news from the Southern Maryland area, has got all the topics and sections for the serious news hound. [The Calvert Recorder (local newspaper)]
The Chesapeake's independent newspaper. Local stories, kid's section, classified ads, event calendar, and archives.
Calvert County Times is published weekly and pdf is uploaded on Thursdays.

Online News
Tri-county website with breaking local news, opinions, sports and more.
Tri-county website with news, events calendar, health links, classifieds and more.
Tri-county news, events, calendar, police scanners, classifieds and more

State Resources

Maryland Department of Labor
Career Information & Resources, including Microsoft Training Vouchers

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage
A collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. This program partners with Maryland libraries, archives, historical societies, museums, and other institutions to digitize and provide free online access to materials relating to the state's history and culture. Since the program began in 2002, MDCH's collections have grown to include over 5,000 items, such as maps, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, books, and other media.

Maryland State Publications Depository & Distribution Program
This digital collection includes publications from Maryland State Agencies, Executive Commissions, Task Forces, and Interstate Agencies and covers subjects of interest to consumers and researchers alike.