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Catonsville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

Catonsville Branch

1100 Frederick Road 
Catonsville, Maryland 21228-5092
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Telephone: 410-887-0951 

Fax: 410-788-8166

Email the Catonsville Branch at ContactCA@bcpl.net

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Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Year Round)


Catonsville History Room:
Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the first Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Appointments accepted for in-depth research.


Meeting Room:

Capacity: 100+, Tables: 10, Chairs: 75

Quiet Room Available

Meeting Room Reservations: 410-887-6109



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About the Catonsville Branch


The Catonsville Branch features a full service library, the Catonsville History Room and a public meeting room. The beautiful children's courtyard mural, 24-hour book drop and quiet periodical room all play an integral part in making the Catonsville library the third busiest branch in Baltimore County. Dedicated in 1963, the branch itself is situated on a historical landmark - Castle Thunder - which was the home of the Caton family, founders of Catonsville.


The Catonsville Room


Housed in the branch is a collection of documents, photographs, news articles and family histories about Catonsville and the surrounding area. It is open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Appointments accepted for in-depth research.


Search the library catalog for historic photographs on these subjects:


Links to additional information about the Catonsville area


Microfilm Collection


Catonsville and Towson Branches have microfilm readers and microfilm of older and current newspapers and magazines.


Friends of the Catonsville Library


Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Friends of the Catonsville Library is to provide support to the services, facilities and resources of the Catonsville Branch; to provide support from time to time to the Baltimore County Public Library System as deemed appropriate by the Board; to maintain and promote the Catonsville History Room at the branch.


Contact Person: Karen Nicolaus, President, 410-788-1056 or kmnicolaus@comcast.net



  • Provide funding for programs, landscaping and other service and facility enhancements.

  • Organize and present an annual reception for local authors.

  • Collect and maintain materials for the Catonsville History Room; provide funding for storage and preservation of History Room materials.



Last revised: August 20, 2014