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Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

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A full renovation and expansion of the Hereford Branch has been planned. The project is expected to be completed in late spring 2016. Learn more on the Baltimore County website.


Updates and progress reports will be posted on this page. An external book drop has been placed in front of the building to allow customers to return materials at any time. A bookmobile will be in the  parking lot during the week to allow customers to pick up hold materials, return materials, and to browse a small collection for checkout.


Onsite Bookmobile Schedule During Renovation

  • Sun: 1 to 5 p.m.

  • Mon: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Tue: Noon to 8 p.m.

  • Wed: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Thu: Noon to 8 p.m.

  • Fri: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Sat: 1 to 5 p.m.



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Contact Information


Normal Hours

Wheelchair accessible symbol.16940 York Road
Hereford, Maryland 21111-1025


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This facility is currenty closed for renovations but book drop and book mobile services are available as described above.


  • Sun: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Mon: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tue: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thu: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fri: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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About This Branch

Opening Date:  Opened in 1988.




This branch serves the residents of northern Baltimore County.  The full-service Hereford Branch offers a variety of materials, programs and services for all ages.  Technology resources include free wireless internet access, computer workstations featuring Microsoft Office software, and extensive online research databases.

Local History

The library maintains a history of the Hereford area as well as historical photographs of the Hereford, Monkton, Bentley Springs, Glencoe, Parkton, and White Hall communities via our historic Legacy Web photo collection. 

Friends of the Hereford Library

Mission Statement:


The Friends of Hereford Library (FOHL), a group of community volunteers, provide supplemental funds for the Hereford Branch of the BCPL.  In addition, we sponsor a monthly Book Discussion, work to promote and support library services and are actively advocating for a permanent, expanded Hereford library facility.  FOHL meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. except July and August: new members are always welcome to attend. 


Contact Person: Laura Pawlak, FOHL President, 410-343-2249 or laura.pawlak@comcast.net


Hereford Book Discussion: Generally meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  Public invited!





Last revised: September 29, 2015