Howard County Library

★★★★☆
  • 6600 Cradlerock Way

    Columbia, MD 21045

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  • 410-313-7700

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Located in Owen Brown, this library is smaller than the Central Branch but often has the books that the larger library doesn't. It is only one floor and is partitioned off into meeting rooms, Internet areas, and of course sections of books. The children's section has a jungle theme that will likely catch any child's interest. There is a central reception desk where you can ask all your questions, along with several online catalogs. You are given a receipt when you check out with due dates clearly marked, like a free version of Blockbuster.

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Located in Owen Brown, this library is smaller than the Central Branch but often has the books that the larger library doesn't. It is only one floor and is partitioned off into meeting rooms, Internet areas, and of course sections of books. The children's section has a jungle theme that will likely catch any child's interest. There is a central reception desk where you can ask all your questions, along with several online catalogs. You are given a receipt when you check out with due dates clearly marked, like a free version of Blockbuster.

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The East Columbia branch of the HC library is spacious, with quite a few computers and lots of desk space for studying or reading. It's nicely laid out, quite modern looking, and well lit--in general, a well-planned structure. The books, unfortunately, are a completely different story. They all seem to be ancient artifacts. Books that are supposed to be on the shelves are more often than not missing, and the books that are available certainly won't be mistaken for new releases. The new catalog search engine on the library's website doesn't function well either, so overall, I found the library experience frustrating and unpleasant.

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The East Columbia branch of the HC library is spacious, with quite a few computers and lots of desk space for studying or reading. It's nicely laid out, quite modern looking, and well lit--in general, a well-planned structure. The books, unfortunately, are a completely different story. They all seem to be ancient artifacts. Books that are supposed to be on the shelves are more often than not missing, and the books that are available certainly won't be mistaken for new releases. The new catalog search engine on the library's website doesn't function well either, so overall, I found the library experience frustrating and unpleasant.

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