The Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library will open its doors to the public on Thursday, March 21.
The 54,333-square-foot branch will have a collection of 120,000 items and 70 computers for public use – 58 for adults and 12 for teens and children – according to a press release. It will be Baltimore County’s 19th and largest library branch.
The library is part of transit-oriented development The Metro Centre at Owings Mills, a project that will boast 1.2 million square feet of office space, 300,000 square feet of retail space, 1,700 apartments, and hotels with up to 250 rooms upon its completion.
The 120,000-square-foot building housing the library will also be home to 27 classrooms for the Community College of Baltimore County, which are scheduled to open early this summer. The library will occupy the first three floors of the building and the community college will be on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors.
The library will be managed by Barbara Salit-Mischel, who was most recently the manager of the Randallstown branch and was the manager of the Reisterstown branch before that. She will have a staff of 25 full-time employees, as well as part-time workers.
The Owings Mills library will also have quiet study rooms, a children’s area and will share common areas and meeting rooms with the community college. There will also be a café run by the community college.
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