Howard County Library System
Satellite Collections For Care Providers

Satellite Collections are a special organizational loaning arrangement at Howard County Library System (HCLS). Any organization in Howard County that serves seniors, children, or individuals with special needs may apply for a Satellite Collection (family child care homes and group homes are not eligible).

Satellite Collections are designed to make library materials more easily accessible to your organization by:

  • Providing your organization with a library card
  • Providing an extended loan period for HCLS materials checked out on the organization library card
  • Providing an increased number of HCLS items available for checkout
  • Providing an assigned HCLS staff member to work with your organization to provide: enhanced communication, a rotating assortment of HCLS materials for checkout, pre-selection of materials, and updates on HCLS events.

Seniors or Individuals with Disabilities
Organizations that serve seniors or individuals with disabilities contact:
Cherise Tasker
Central Branch
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-313-7858

Organizations that serve children may print out a Satellite Collection Child Care Card Application or
fill out the form online.
Susan Morris
Howard County Library System
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-7783