East Columbia Branch Library

Address: 6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-7700

Located on Cradlerock Way in the Village of Owen Brown, the HCLS East Columbia Branch houses 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.

Recent News

  • Meet The Author: Alexander Mccall Smith at Howard County Library

    Columbia, MD - Howard County Library is proud to host internationally acclaimed, bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith at the East Columbia Branch. McCall Smith will speak on the topic "The Very Small Things of Life" as he promotes number 12 in The No. 1 Ladies...

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  • Howard County Library Invites Public To Partners In Education Celebration

    What:  Howard County Library's Partners In Education CelebrationWho: Speakers: Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, Howard County Board of Education     Chair Ellen Flynn Giles, Howard County Library CEO Valerie J. Gross, Howard  County Library Board o...

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  • Students Compete at The 2010 Howard County Library Spelling Bee

    Columbia, MD - How do you spell achievement? Cheer on winners from local school and homeschool association bees at the 6th annual Howard County Library Spelling Bee. Sixty four students, grades 4 through 8, from 42 elementary and 22 middle public schools, and 10 private scho...

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  • Evening In The Stacks: ¡Caliente!

    What: Join the party and support the Library. Howard County Library is planning its 13h annual gala fundraiser, Evening in the Stacks: ¡Caliente! Bright flowers, hot flamenco, a cool silent auction, and spicy cuisine combine to help you escape the February chill. Join ...

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