North Carroll Branch

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Circulation/Information Desk, Self Check, Entrance Children's Area Large Meeting Room Reading Area Passport Office

2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074

410.386.4480 v
410.386.4486 f

Branch Manager:
Darrell Robertson
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Events Calendar


Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM and Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM (October – April)

Passport Services:
Monday through Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Sunday – No passport service

Directions - Local map

From 795

Exit onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Hampstead, 2 miles north of the town’s center. Turn right at the light at Eagle Ridge Court and take the first right into the library parking lot.

From Westminster

From Route 27, take Route 482 to Hampstead. Turn left onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Greenmount, approximately 2 miles north of Hampstead. Turn right into the service road for the library branch. The library is the brick building with the green roof.


Free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, Passport Services, children's learning games, copy machine, scan documents to email, public fax machine, book drop open 24/7, pay County tax bills.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday and Sundays during October-April, excluding library-observed holidays. Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 50
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 10

Visit our Meeting Room page for more information and to place a meeting room reservation request.

Branch history

The Hampstead Library was established in 1955, through the efforts of the Junior Woman's Club of Hampstead. The club won a Federation Prize for its library project. With the establishment of a county system in 1958, the Hampstead Library became the Northeast Branch of the Carroll County Public Library. The present North Carroll Branch, located between Hampstead and Manchester, opened as a full-service branch in February, 1990.

The 2011 renovation to the branch included improvements to the interior and a reworking of the parking lot entrance to alleviate unsafe conditions.