CCPL Operations Update
Starting July 1, 2023, the Charles County Public Library will be making a few changes to our operations. In order to keep up with inflation and combat rising supply costs, while continuing to provide the best service possible, we are changing our fees for meeting room reservations, notary services, and poster printing, as well as adjusting our programming and passport offerings.
Our goal in making these changes is not to lower the quality of service, but instead continue to allow us to provide as many services as possible. While things might look a little different, we will continue to look for new and better ways to serve our community at little to no cost. The changes in our operations are outlined below. For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Meeting Room Pricing Changes
Starting July 1, 2023, our meeting room fees will have a revised structure:
- Large rooms (West A, B, C; La Plata; Potomac):
- 0-2.0 hrs.: $50.00 New!
- 2.5-4.0 hrs. : $100.00
- 4.5-6.00 hrs.: $200.00
- 6.5-8.0 hrs.: $300.00
- Group rooms 1 & 3 (West):
- 0-2.0 hrs.: $25.00 New!
- 2.5-4.0 hrs. : $50.00
- 4.5-6.00 hrs.: $100.00
- 6.5-8.0 hrs.: $150.00
These new fees will go into effect for reservations made starting July 1, 2023. Reservations made before July, even for reservations that take place after July 1, will not have a fee for the first two hours.
As of July 1, 2023, CCPL will now charge a small fee for notary services. These new fees are in response to inflation and rising operational costs that the library has been experiencing.
- Notary service fees (formerly no charge):
- $4.00 per signature up to a maximum of $40.00 (10 or more signatures)
Since January 2023, we have been experiencing higher supply costs for printing which has affected the cost of providing this service to our customers. Increasing the price of photocopying and poster printing helps us ensure our commitment to providing the very best quality of services to you. The cost changes are outlined below. Please contact us if you have any questions.
- Photocopies/Print Jobs:
- B&W: $0.20 per side (formerly $0.10 per side.)
- Color: $0.25 per side (no change)
- Poster Printing at Waldorf West:
- 18″ x 24″: $10.00
- 24″ x 36″: $15.00
- We kindly ask that all poster print jobs be paid for in advance. Note: Remote Printing is not available for poster printing. Please come into the Waldorf West branch to print your posters in person.
While fees for Passport Services are not changing, we are changing the length of appointments from 1 hour to 30 minutes in order to increase the amount of appointments we are able to offer in a day. Please note that only one applicant will be permitted per appointment time.
For more information on our Passport Services and to make an appointment, click here.
Due to increases in supply costs, we are suspending our Take & Make Kits for now. We will continue to have arts and crafts programs in our branches, but in order to provide the best programs, we are removing the stand-alone kits beginning July 1, 2023. Please visit our events calendar for our full list of craft programs. Looking for ideas you can do at home? Check out the CCPL @ Home blog for craft ideas, at-home projects, reading recommendations, and more!