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Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

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Hereford, Maryland 21111-1025


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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. 


A more extensive collection of local history can be found in the Arbutus Room.  The Arbutus Branch houses collections of cataloged files of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, local history documents, maps and photographs pertaining to the history of Arbutus, Halethorpe, Relay, St. Denis, Lansdowne, Baltimore Highlands, Riverview and English Consul. The collection is maintained by the Friends of the Arbutus Library and is housed in the library History Room. Access to the collection is available through the Information Desk. Materials are available to the public during regular library business hours through the Information Desk.


Arbutus Stories


During the 2010 spring semester and again in 2011, Intercultural Video Production students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County worked with residents of Arbutus and surrounding communities on a collaborative video project.  In Arbutus Stories, residents reflect on their life-long association with the community through digital stories. Each resident teamed with a student to create short movies combining photos and other imagery with recollections of people and places. The project was conceived as a celebration of the August 2010 opening of the new Arbutus Branch. You can watch all of the Arbutus Stories on BCPL's YouTube channel.


Friends of the Hereford Library

The Hereford Branch Advocacy Form [PDF] is available for you to express your thoughts about an expanded Hereford Branch.

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: November 14, 2014