Howard County Library

Find Howard County Maryland libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Counselor Library Com 7250 Parkway Drive Hanover MD 21076 410-712-6990

Howard County Library System HCLS, Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia MD 21044 410-313-7800

Howard County Library System HCLS, Glenwood Branch 2350 Highway 97 Cooksville MD 21723 410-313-5577

Howard County Library System, HCLS East Columbia Branch 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia MD 21045 410-313-7700

Howard County Library System, HCLS Elkridge Branch 6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge MD 21075 410-313-5077

Howard County Library System, HCLS Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City MD 21042 410-313-1950

Traders Library 9051 Red Branch Road Columbia MD 21045 410-964-0026

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About Libraries

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.