East Columbia Branch Library

6600 Cradlerock Way

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.


Ken Holland

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Is in a more easily accessible location then the central library. Great place to browse or study and it has a huge number of computer terminals. It is all on one level so it is great for handicapped access. Staff is helpful and courteous.

Karl Anderson

Monday, March 19, 2018
Great library selection. New facility. Great teen section.

h y

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Go here instead of the post office. The line is much faster and shorter. The employees are very helpful too.

Roger Stott

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The staff here do a phenomenal job of keeping on top of the many demands of the space. If you have questions, they'll go out of their way to help you.

Adam Leech

Monday, March 6, 2017
Extremely nice library. Friendly staff.