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Reisterstown Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

About this Branch   |   Local History

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Wheelchair accessible symbol.Reisterstown Branch

21 Cockeys Mill Road 
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136-1285


Telephone: 410-887-1165

Fax: 410-833-8756

Email: reisters@bcpl.net

24-Hour Online "Ask Us" Services


  • Sun: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Tue: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wed: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thu: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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About This Branch

The building which houses the Reisterstown Branch dates from the 1820s when it was known as the Franklin Academy.  In 1874, it became the first high school in Baltimore County.  The building became the Reisterstown Branch Library in 1961.


In addition to large book and AV collections for adults, teens, and kids, this branch offers the following:

Local History Room

Housed in the branch is a collection of documents, photographs, news articles and family histories about Reisterstown and the surrounding area.


  • Tuesday, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Please call before visiting to be sure that our History Room volunteers have arrived.


Search the library catalog for historic photographs on these subjects:


Links to additional information about the Reisterstown area




Last revised: April 14, 2015