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Accident Library with flower landscape

The Accident Library is a branch of the Ruth Endow Library that opened on December 19th, 1977. Located only a minute off of US 219 and just 8 minutes away from Deep Creek Lake, we offer five public computers that are equipped with internet access and Microsoft products such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. We also offer free wireless access to our users, and provide copying, printing, scanning and faxing services for a small fee. 

Our collection includes books, DVDs & Blu-Rays, Literacy Kits and Binge Boxes. There is a Nintendo Switch in our Teen space, and toys and a soft couch for curling up with a good story in our children’s area. 

You don’t have to live in Garrett County to become a library patron -- we offer library cards to residents who visit from anywhere in the United States. On vacation? Come on by! Bring your ID and you'll quickly be on your way with a new beach read that you can drop off on your way home. We also have a year-round book sale with a variety of books for adults and kids, priced from 0.20 to 1.00.

Our library offers programming for all ages. Reoccurring programs include Summer Reading Club (June-August), Children’s Storytime (Sept-May), Adult Book Club, and Stitching Circle (Needlework). You can see all our upcoming programs on the right -->. 

Our library is open to the community and we love that you see our space  as both a resource and a gathering place where you can enrich your mind and meet friends and neighbors. Stop in, get acquainted, and find out how useful and enjoyable your library can be!

Have a book or program suggestion? Let us know! Feel free to email us at

*A Literacy Kit is a backpack full of books surrounding a theme such as trains, fossils, etc. We have over 90 kits available, so you can request one if we don't have it here and you will get it within a day or two. 

**Binge Boxes are themed collections for when you want a movie marathon! Perfect for rainy days or when you just want to stay in, there are themes for every age and interest. Try themes such as Never Travel with Tom Hanks, Didn't See That One Coming, Disney, and more! Come in and see our collection or request one to pick up. 

**Summer Special**

Sign up for our Summer Reading Club! This summer's theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library.

Please note: We do not have notary services at this time.


Branch Manager: 
Maya Glassman
PO Box 189 | 106 S. North Street
Accident, MD 21520
Hours of Operation: 

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am -1:00 pm