The North Carroll Branch will be open at 9 AM on Saturday, November 27. All services exceot for Passport services will be available.
The Taneytown Branch is closing at Noon on Friday, November 26 and will remain closed on Saturday, November 27 due to a possible COVID exposure. Please check back for when the branch will reopen.
The Westminster Branch is currently closed for construction. This temporary closure is anticipated to last until the first week of December and is required to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Please check back for updates.
The North Carroll Branch accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to better serve our customers and to respond to the needs within our communities. We process new passport applications and provide photo services on site. Please note that we cannot accept or process passport renewals, however, we do provide forms and assistance.
Passports services are available on a first come, first served basis, with no appointment necessary. Hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: No passport services
For more passport information, please visit our passport page.
Meeting rooms are available for public use Sunday through Saturday, during October-April excluding library-observed holidays.
We have the following meeting rooms available for public use:
Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 50
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 10
2 Study Rooms - Capacity: 1 - 4 per room
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.