Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017     Views: 479


We post any significant closings or changes to our branch hours/services directly on our home page at (see example below.)  BCPL hours are not tied to the openings or closings of the County government or schools.

The decision to delay openings of BCPL branches is usually made at approximately 6:30 a.m. The notice of closings or delayed openings is normally added within minutes of that decision on our home page. 

In addition, we update our Facebook page


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Bookmobile service will be suspended when an official Snow Emergency Plan is in effect. If a snow emergency is announced mid-day, all remaining stops for that day are canceled.

If branches are open for a partial day, all applicable fees are charged. 

Extended loan (overdue) fees are not assessed...

  • On Baltimore County Public Library's official holidays.

  • When all BCPL branches unexpectedly close for an entire day due to weather concerns or other special circumstances