Branch Manager: Nina Krzysko
Since opening in 1981, the Central Branch of the Howard County Library System has continued to support HCLS’ mission of ‘Public Education for All’ by offering virtual and in-person classes on a daily basis.
The Central Branch houses a variety of special collections, including the Art Education Collection, Equity Resource Collection, and the Health Education Collection. In addition, the Central Branch is home to HCLS Project Literacy and the new Equity Resource Center.
Centers & Special Collections
- Equity Resource Collection & Center
- Art Collection
- Health Education Collection
- Project Literacy
- view all HCLS Special Collections
Meeting & Study Rooms
- Maxine White Warfield Room
- Collage Conference Room
Silent study rooms are first-come, first-served for customer use.
Computers & 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.