Westminster Branch

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360 Degree Branch Tour

Outside Large Meeting Room Computers Circulation Desk, Information Desk Children's Area

50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157

410.386.4490 v
410.386.4497 f

Branch Manager:
Christina Kuntz
410.386.4490 x7739

Events Calendar


Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM, Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

Upcoming Programs - Click to view programs for the next week.

Personal Stories from the Korean War
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Monday August 27, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Hear Cathy Madison, author of The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter’s Memoir, talk about her father’s experiences as a POW during the Korean War and his life after he returned home. Books will be available for purchase at this event. A Celebrating America program.

Virtual Reality Open House
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Tuesday August 28, 2018
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
Try out CCPL's Vive virtual reality headset! We will have the Vive set up for drop-in exploration, with a staff member on hand to answer questions. Don't miss this chance to explore the ocean depths, fight off stormtroopers, and more! Step into the future and experience technology that's changing the way we work, play, and learn. From 3 - 7 PM.

Directions - Local map

From 795

Take Route 140 west to Westminster. Stay on Route 140 for approximately 11 miles. Exit to Route 27 immediately after passing Town Mall. Take Route 27 South toward Westminster. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Main Street. The library is the second building on the right.


Free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, 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 Sunday through Saturday, 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.

Exploration Commons at 50 East

Exploration Commons at 50 East is an interactive space where people, ideas and tools come together to create, innovate and collaborate in a Makerspace, Culinary Center and Meeting Space. To learn more about this new space that will be available in 2020, please visit our Exploration Commons at 50 East website.

Branch history

Library service in Carroll County began in 1863, when the Westminster Public Library was founded by Reverend J. A. Monroe and Dr. Charles Billingslea. The library was supported by membership dues and fines, and was open to the public on Friday afternoons. Relocating over the years from the Odd Fellows Hall to the new Times Building and then to the second floor of the Wantz Building, Westminster Public Library was still a one-room library in the 1940s.

In 1949, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Davis announced that they would give a public library building to Westminster and provide an endowment for its support. At that time, the Westminster Public Library turned over its operation and assets to the Davis Library. The Davis Library, housed in a former Methodist church building, was formally dedicated as a library in May, 1951.

In 1958, after ten years of lobbying, a county-wide library system was established, with the Davis Library operating as the central branch. Carroll County's first modern library facility, the Westminster Branch, opened at 50 E. Main Street in March, 1980.

A major interior and exterior renovation to the building and park began in 2008. The interior renovation included a complete redesign of interior public space and features a train-themed children's area. Improvements to the Mary Lou Dewey Park in front of the branch included a redesigned entrance, new landscaping and walkways, and the Booth Memorial Stage, a performance platform for concerts and educational programming. Private funding made the addition of Wild Imaginings, a library-inspired sculpture by world-renown artist Bart Walter, possible.