Howard County Library System
East Columbia Branch


Located on Cradlerock Way in the Village of Owen Brown, the HCLS East Columbia Branch houses the HCLS Administrative Offices, as well as the 50+ Center. Recipient of Honor Awards for Architectural Excellence from both the Potomac Valley Chapter and the Maryland Society of the American Institute of Architects, this HCLS branch opened in August 1994. The spacious open floor plan, children's rain forest walkway, theatrical children's classroom, and silent study rooms all add to customers' enjoyment of this branch, which delivers HCLS' curriculum (materials, research assistance, classes, and events) to students of all ages. The East Columbia Branch received well over 550,000 visitors in FY 2013.

The East Columbia Branch features 60 computers available to the public. All computers have Internet and word processing capabilities.

Take the Howard Transit Silver Route to be within walking distance of the East Columbia Branch. For more information on routes and schedules, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit

Branch Manager

Suki Lee

Branch Location
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 313-7700

Branch Hours

Mon. - Thurs. 10 am - 9 pm
Fri. - Sat. 10 am - 6 pm
Sun. 1 pm - 5 pm