The library building dates back to the 1820s. What was known then as the Franklin Academy became the county's first high school in 1874. It became a library in 1961.
The library houses the Reisterstown Historical Room, a collection of local historic documents, on its second floor. It offers various programs such as book clubs for adults and children, story time for babies and a variety of other special programs.
- Fax: 410-833-8756
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 9am - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 9am to 5:30pm; Historical room: Tue, noon - 3pm; first three Sat each month, 10am - 1pm
- Handicap Accessible: Entrance is at ground level
- Founding Date: 1961
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 82,000
- Specialties: History room with local collections
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Free for library cardholders up to three hours per day
- Programs/classes: Preschool story time, baby boosters story time, Reisterstown readers, other programs vary
- Book donation information: Books that were never stored in an attic or basement can be donated. Most will be in the library's book sale to support the library. No textbooks or magazines.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Private events: Yes