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AskUsNow! Holidays

QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference back-up staff work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They cover the holidays when some of our libraries may be closed. This allows Maryland AskUsNow! to be open 24/7.


  • If your library is open on one of these days, please maintain your regular chat schedule.
  • Humanity Instructions about AskUsNow! Holidays:
  • An Academic Library that has Winter or Spring Break:  please contact Paul Chasen, Statewide Coordinator of Maryland AskUsNow!, directly at  
  • Inclement Weather or Emergency Closing?  Please follow the steps provided at

Dates where no coverage, or making up of chat hours, is needed by Maryland AskUsNow! libraries if your library is closed on one of these holidays:

Tuesday January 1, 2019 New Year's Day
Monday  January 21, 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday February 18, 2019 Presidents' Day
Friday April 19, 2019 Good Friday
Sunday April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday
Monday May 27, 2019 Memorial Day
Thursday July 4, 2019 Independence Day
Monday September 2, 2019 Labor Day
Monday October 14, 2019 Columbus Day
Monday November 11, 2019 Veterans Day
Wednesday November 27, 2019 After 5 pm the day before Thanksgiving Day
Thursday November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve
Wednesday December 25, 2019 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 31, 2019 After 5 pm the day before New Year's Day


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