Howard County Library System
Your Support Matters

A major component of Howard County's strong educational system, Howard County Library System (HCLS) delivers high-quality education for all ages, enhancing quality of life.

While public funds make our top-ranked Library system possible, donations, sponsorships, and memberships in the Friends of Howard County Library System enable and enhance many of our signature initiatives. This supplemental funding adds the finishing touches to the Three Pillars of the Library's unparalleled curriculum:  Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive and Enlightening Experiences.

Gifts of any amount are appreciated, and contributing money, materials or time are all valuable ways of supporting Howard County Library.  We will keep your personal information confidential.  Please review how we protect your privacy.  Your gift will enable HCLS to continue to be a nationally recognized leader among the great public library systems and deliver excellence in education to all ages.
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Join the Friends of Howard County Library System
Become a member today! The Friends are the 501(c)(3) organization that supports the mission of the Library beyond tax-funded budgets.

Howard County Library System
Donate now and your gift will be applied to those HCLS education initiatives with the greatest need. Learn more about where your money goes.

You may prefer to designate a particular class, initiative or event to support. Learn about. . .

Apply online or for more information, contact:

Mary Murbach
East Columbia Branch
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-313-7792

Create a Legacy
Include Howard County Library System in your estate plans or will. For further information or to discuss the possibility, contact:

Rita Hamlet
Howard County Library System
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410.313.7799

iPhone/iPad users Email to: Rita Hamlet

Download and print the donation form and send it in with your check or credit card information to:

Howard County Library System-DONATIONS
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045