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Bel Air Branch

Address & Contact
100 E. Pennsylvania Ave
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-638-3151
Fax: 410-638-3155
Drive-Thru: 410-638-4800
TDD: 410-838-3371 (Hearing Impaired)
Drive Up Window: 410-638-4800
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Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Drive-Thru Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Senior Branch Manager
Annie Kovach

Senior Assistant Branch Manager - Adult Services
Julie Parsons

Senior Assistant Branch Manager - Childrens Services
Theresa Stephens

Senior Circulation Manager
Raquel Warbington

Belair Mobile Printing
Available at the Branch Technology
  • Free public WiFi
  • Self Check-outs
  • Public Access computers
  • Printing
  • Scanner
  • Microsoft Windows 10 computers with Microsoft Office Suite 2016
  • Copier
  • Fax
  • Microfilm/Microfiche Reader
  • Self-Service Payment Kiosks
  • 3D Printers

Special Services provided by the Branch
  • Sharing the Gift - Volunteer storytellers visit day care centers to provide story times in all areas of the county. Monthly themes are decided and items packed in bundles to be picked up at all branches by volunteers.
  • Opening the Gift - Begun as a grant, a librarian provides story times to independent home day care providers on a monthly basis.
  • Drive-Thru Service - available all the hours the branch is open
  • The Maryland Room – Located on the second floor of the building, houses the Maryland Collection and the Oral History Collection.
  • Silver Reader - travels to assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, adult medical day care, senior centers and senior apartment locations throughout Harford County. This service currently visits over twenty locations. The vehicle is equipped with a lift so customers unable to climb steps can board the vehicle. Once on board, customers will find books in large print and regular print, audiobooks on CD, magazines, educational and entertainment DVDs, music CDs and two computers with Internet access.
  • Harford County Public Library is now an affiliate library for FamilySearch. FamilySearch is the world's largest repository of free genealogical records and manages the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Local residents may order genealogical records on microfilm from FamilySearch for a fee of $7.50 (postage). It will be delivered to the Bel Air Branch where customer can then use the microfilm readers to view the records.
  • Harford Living Treasures Oral Histories - Over 209 oral histories have been collected from various Harford County Living Treasures as recordings and transcripts of the interviews. In some cases, video or photographs are also included. These can be checked out in the Bel Air Branch.
  • Early Literacy Center – The Children’s Department and Early Literacy Center was renovated in 2016. The space is geared toward those from birth to middle school and features a NatureMaker Tree, a children’s makerspace called StreamWorks, and a town theme with a Harford County heritage focus, including a train on the Ma and Pa railroad, a blacksmith, a grocery store, and a garden area for babies and a pond area for toddlers.
  • StreamWorks – StreamWorks is a makerspace for children geared toward elementary and middle school children. It features a 3D printer, coding computers, sewing machines, and an interactive projection system called BEAM by EyeClick, as well as a rotation of developmentally appropriate and STEM-based toys, games, projects, activities, and programs.