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HCLS Central Branch Closing April 1 for Renovation

Beginning April 1, Howard County Library System’s Central Branch will close for renovation. Please note the following dates related to the renovation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

March 14 – Last day to designate HCLS Central Branch as a pick-up location for reserves placed via the catalog. Please pay close attention to the return address of your Items Being Held notice so you know where to pick up your reserved item.

March 29 – Unfilled requests will be changed to a pickup location of HCLS East Columbia Branch. Items already being held can still be picked up at Central through March 31.

March 31 – Last day to pick up held items at Central Branch. Beginning April 2, any remaining held items can be picked up at HCLS East Columbia Branch.

Beginning April 1 – Central Branch closed for renovation.

April 2 – Central reserves available for pickup at East Columbia Branch (6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045).

Library staff will be happy to verify where your item is being held or to change pick-up location to the branch of your choice. You may change pick-up location for your own unfilled requests by logging into your account at

  1. Select Requests from the menu on the left.

  2. Check the box to the left of the titles you wish to pick up at a different location.

  3. Click Change Pickup Location.

  4. Select a new pick-up location from the drop down list.

  5. Click Submit.

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