Maryland Baltimore County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Baltimore County, MD. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Maryland Baltimore County.

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1. Branch Library ARBUTUS BRANCH
Street Address: 1581 Sulphur Spring Road, Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone Number: (410) 887-1451 Baltimore N/A N/A

Street Address: 320 York Road, Towson, MD 21204
Phone Number: (410) 887-6100 Baltimore 9,526,720 5,513,513

Street Address: 320 York Road, Towson, MD 21204
Phone Number: (410) 887-6166 Baltimore N/A N/A

2001 North Wolfe ST., Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone Number: (410) 396-0995 Baltimore City N/A N/A

5. Branch Library BROADWAY BRANCH
Street Address: 301 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone Number: (410) 396-0970 Baltimore City N/A N/A

6. Branch Library BROOKLYN BRANCH
Street Address: 300 East Patapsco AVE., Baltimore, MD 21225
Phone Number: (410) 396-1120 Baltimore City N/A N/A

7. Branch Library CANTON BRANCH
Street Address: 1030 S. Ellwood AVE., Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone Number: (410) 396-8548 Baltimore City N/A N/A

Street Address: 1100 Frederick RD., Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone Number: (410) 887-0951 Baltimore N/A N/A

9. Branch Library CHERRY HILL BRANCH
Street Address: 2492 Giles RD., Baltimore, MD 21225
Phone Number: (410) 396-1168 Baltimore City N/A N/A

10. Branch Library CLIFTON BRANCH
Street Address: 2001 N. Wolfe ST., Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone Number: (410) 396-0984 Baltimore City N/A N/A

Street Address: 9833 Greenside DR., Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone Number: (410) 887-7750 Baltimore N/A N/A

Street Address: 4330 Edmondson AVE., Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone Number: (410) 396-0946 Baltimore City N/A N/A

13. Central Library ENOCH PRATT CENTRAL
400 Cathedral ST., Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 396-5395 Baltimore City N/A N/A

Street Address: 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: (410) 396-5395 Baltimore City 1,367,939 1,414,473

15. Branch Library ESSEX BRANCH
Street Address: 1110 Eastern BLVD., Baltimore, MD 21221
Phone Number: (410) 887-0295 Baltimore N/A N/A

16. Branch Library FOREST PARK BRANCH
Street Address: 3023 Garrison BLVD., Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone Number: (410) 396-0992 Baltimore City N/A N/A

17. Branch Library GOVANS BRANCH
Street Address: 5714 Bellona AVE., Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone Number: (410) 396-6098 Baltimore City N/A N/A

18. Branch Library HAMILTON BRANCH
Street Address: 5910 Harford RD., Baltimore, MD 21214
Phone Number: (410) 396-6088 Baltimore City N/A N/A

19. Branch Library HAMPDEN BRANCH
Street Address: 3641 Falls RD., Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone Number: (410) 396-6043 Baltimore City N/A N/A

20. Branch Library HEREFORD BRANCH
Street Address: 16940 York Road, Monkton, MD 21111
Phone Number: (410) 887-1919 Baltimore N/A N/A

21. Branch Library HERRING RUN BRANCH
Street Address: 3801 Erdman AVE., Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone Number: (410) 396-0996 Baltimore City N/A N/A

Street Address: 3323 Eastern AVE., Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone Number: (410) 396-1580 Baltimore City N/A N/A

23. Branch Library LIGHT STREET BRANCH
Street Address: 1251 Light ST., Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: (410) 396-1096 Baltimore City N/A N/A

24. Branch Library LOCH RAVEN
1046 Taylor Avenue, Towson, MD 21286
Phone Number: (410) 887-4444 Baltimore N/A N/A

Street Address: 1716 Merritt BLVD., Baltimore, MD 21222
Phone Number: (410) 887-7255 Baltimore N/A N/A

26. Branch Library NORTHWOOD BRANCH
Street Address: 4420 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone Number: (410) 396-6076 Baltimore City N/A N/A

Street Address: 9509 Harford RD., Baltimore, MD 21234
Phone Number: (410) 887-5353 Baltimore N/A N/A

Street Address: 158 N. Linwood AVE., Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone Number: (410) 396-0983 Baltimore City N/A N/A

Street Address: 1531 W. North AVE., Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone Number: (410) 396-0399 Baltimore City N/A N/A

30. Branch Library PERRY HALL BRANCH
Street Address: 9440 Belair RD., Baltimore, MD 21236
Phone Number: (410) 887-5195 Baltimore N/A N/A

31. Branch Library PIKESVILLE BRANCH
Street Address: 1301 Reiserstown RD., Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone Number: (410) 887-1234 Baltimore N/A N/A

Street Address: 8604 Liberty RD., Randallstown, MD 21133
Phone Number: (410) 887-0770 Baltimore N/A N/A

Street Address: 21 Cockeys Mill Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone Number: (410) 887-1165 Baltimore N/A N/A

Street Address: 6310 Reisterstown RD., Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone Number: (410) 396-0948 Baltimore City N/A N/A

35. Branch Library ROLAND PARK BRANCH
Street Address: 5108 Roland AVE., Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone Number: (410) 396-6099 Baltimore City N/A N/A

36. Branch Library ROSEDALE BRANCH
Street Address: 6105 Kenwood AVE., Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone Number: (410) 887-0512 Baltimore N/A N/A

37. Branch Library TOWSON AREA BRANCH
Street Address: 320 York RD., Towson, MD 21204
Phone Number: (410) 887-6166 Baltimore N/A N/A

38. Branch Library WALBROOK BRANCH
Street Address: 3203 W. North AVE., Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone Number: (410) 396-0935 Baltimore City N/A N/A

Street Address: 856 Washington BLVD., Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: (410) 396-1099 Baltimore City N/A N/A

40. Branch Library WAVERLY BRANCH
Street Address: 400 E. 33rd ST., Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone Number: (410) 396-6053 Baltimore City N/A N/A

41. Branch Library WHITE MARSH BRANCH
Street Address: 8133 Sandpiper Circle, Baltimore, MD 21236
Phone Number: (410) 887-5097 Baltimore N/A N/A

42. Branch Library WOODLAWN BRANCH
Street Address: 1811 Woodlawn DR., Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone Number: (410) 887-1336 Baltimore N/A N/A

Overview of Baltimore County, Maryland

Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of U.S. state of Maryland.

As of 2000, the population is 754,292. Its county seat is Towson. The name of the county was derived from the barony of the Proprietor of the Maryland colony, in County Longford, Ireland. It should be noted that Baltimore County does not include the City of Baltimore, which was split off as an independent city in 1851.

This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area.


The origin of Baltimore County is not known, the earilest know record of the county politicaly is January 12, 1659, when a writ was issued to its sheriff. Previously Baltimore County was more know as a geographical entity more than a political one, with its territorial limits consisting of the present day Baltimore City, Cecil and Harford Counties, as well as parts of Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard and Kent Counties.

In 1674, a portion of Baltimore County, as well as a portion of Kent County, was split off to form Cecil County. In 1748, a portion of Baltimore County, as well as a portion of Prince George’s County, was split off to form Frederick County. In 1773, Harford County was split off from Baltimore County. In 1837 a part of Baltimore County was combined with a part of Frederick County to form Carroll County. As mentioned above, in 1851 the city of Baltimore was detached from Baltimore County.

Law and government

Baltimore County has had a charter government since 1956. The government consists of a County Executive and a seven-member County Council. The County Exectuvie and Councilmen are elected in years it gubernatorial elections, and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

County Executives

See Also: Baltimore County Executive

The County Executive, oversees the executive branch of the County government that consists of a number of offices and departments. The executive branch is charged with implementing County law and overseeing the operation of the County government. The current County Executive is Jim Smith, who comes up for relection in 2006.

2006 Baltimore County Executive Election

County Council

The County Council, as the legislative branch, adopts ordinances and resolutions, and has all of the County’s legislative powers.

The current members of the County Council are:

District Name Party
District 1 Samuel Moxley Democrat
District 2 Kevin B. Kamenetz Democrat
District 3 T. Bryan McIntire Republican
District 4 Kenneth M. Oliver Democrat
District 5 Vincent J. Gardina Democrat
District 6 Joseph Bartenfelder Democrat
District 7 John A. Olszewski, Sr. Democrat

Councilman Bartenfelder is the current Chairman.



Several major interstate highways run through the county, including I-95, I-83, and I-70; the latter has its terminus in the county. The majority of the McKeldin Beltway, I-695, is contained within the county as well.


The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) operates two rail systems — one light rail and one urban heavy rail — in the Baltimore area; both systems have stations in Baltimore County. The heavy-rail Metro subway runs north and west of the city to Owings Mills; the Light Rail system runs due north of the city to Hunt Valley. The MTA also operates its bus service into the county, providing links to communities within the county and surrounding areas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,766 km² (682 mi²). 1,550 km² (599 mi²) of it is land and 216 km² (83 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 12.23% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 754,292 people, 299,877 households, and 198,518 families residing in the county. The population density is 487/km² (1,260/mi²). There are 313,734 housing units at an average density of 202/km² (524/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 74.39% White, 20.10% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 1.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 299,877 households out of which 30.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.40% are married couples living together, 12.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% are non-families. 27.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 90.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $50,667, and the median income for a family is $59,998. Males have a median income of $41,048 versus $31,426 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,167. 6.50% of the population and 4.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.20% of those under the age of 18 and 6.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Colleges and universities

The University System of Maryland maintains two universities in Baltimore County:

  • Towson Universityin Towson
  • University of Maryland Baltimore Countyin Arbutus

There are also two private schools in Baltimore County:

  • Goucher College (in Towson)
  • Villa Julie College (campuses in Stevenson and Owings Mills)

Finally, there is a Community College system know as Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), with campuses in Catonsville, Essex, and Dundalk.

Cities and towns

Baltimore County has no incorporated municipalities, yet contains many unicorporated areas of local distinction.

Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:

  1. Arbutus
  2. Bowleys Quarters
  3. Carney
  4. Catonsville
  5. Cockeysville
  6. Dundalk
  7. Edgemere
  8. Essex
  9. Garrison
  10. Hampton
  11. Kingsville
  12. Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands (a combination of the communities of Lansdowneand Baltimore Highlands recognized as a unit by the Census Bureau)
  13. Lochearn
  14. Lutherville-Timonium (a combination of the communities of Luthervilleand Timonium recognized as a unit by the Census Bureau)
  15. Mays Chapel
  16. Middle River
  17. Milford Mill
  18. Overlea
  19. Owings Mills
  20. Parkville
  21. Perry Hall
  22. Pikesville
  23. Randallstown
  24. Reisterstown
  25. Rosedale
  26. Rossville
  27. Towson
  28. White Marsh
  29. Woodlawn (Note: this is also the name of a CDP in Prince George’s County!)

Other unincorporated places not listed as Census-Designated Places but known in the area include:

  • Germantown

Notable Persons

  • Spiro Agnew, former Vice President of the United States, former Baltimore County Executive
  • David Byrne, lead singer Talking Heads
  • Emily Spencer Hayden, photograhper
  • Harvey Ladew, desinger of Ladew Topiary Gardens
  • Michael Phelps, Olympicswimmer

Map of Baltimore County Maryland