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  

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:

Wednesday July 4, 2018 Independence Day
Monday September 3, 2018 Labor Day
Monday October 8, 2018 Columbus Day
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Election Day
Monday November 12, 2018 Veterans Day
Wednesday November 21, 2018 After 5 pm on Thanksgiving Eve
Thursday November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day
Monday December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve
Tuesday December 25, 2018 Christmas Day
Monday December 31, 2018 After 5 pm on New Year's Eve
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