Branch Manager: Suki LeeBranch Location: 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045 | 410.313.7700 (MAP)
Hours: M – Th 10 am – 9 pm | F – Sat 10 am – 6 pm | Sun 1 pm – 5 pm
Located on Cradlerock Way in the Village of Owen Brown, the HCLS East Columbia Branch is the 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, underwent a renovation in 2016, and reopened in February 2018.
The East Columbia Branch features 74 computers available to the public. All computers have Internet and word processing capabilities.
The East Columbia Branch renovations doubled the space for quiet study areas (three rooms to six), and tripled the meeting room capacity. The new teen center includes spaces for Teen Time, HiTech and Homework Club. The teen area also features dedicated tables, complete with project supplies, for students to create and collaborate on assignments and projects.
Centers & Special Collections
- STEM Activity Kits
- Passport Center
- Teen Center
- Community Mural
- view all HCLS Special Collections
Meeting & Study Rooms
- 2 meeting rooms
- 3 study rooms
Group study rooms may be reserved online.
Classes & Events
View Adult Classes
View Teen Classes
View Children’s classes
View All Classes
Computers and Printing
- Public Access Computers
- Linux OS computers with LibreOffice Suite available (word processing, etc.)
printing & scanning | Free
B&W copies | $0.20
color copies | $0.75
faxing (first page) | $1.50
faxing (additional pages) | $1.00
HCLS Land Acknowledgment:
We want to respectfully honor the Susquehannock Confederation who governed, lived, farmed, and hunted on the land now called Howard County. Their nations conceded into land treaties in 1652 and 1661 after English colonizers ended their generational governance and stewardship of the land Howard County is built upon. This practice of land acknowledgement is to honor and respect the indigenous inhabitants both from the past and the present.