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50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Jen Bishop, Exploration Commons Manager

 Phone 1    443.293.3000

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Hours


Day Open Close
Monday 9 AM 8 PM
Tuesday 9 AM 8 PM
Wednesday 9 AM 8 PM
Thursday 9 AM 8 PM
Friday 9 AM 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM 5 PM

Holiday closings


Holiday Date
Presidents' DayMonday, February 21, 2022
Good FridayFriday, April 15, 2022
Memorial DayMonday, May 30, 2022
JuneteenthMonday, June 20, 2022
Independence DayMonday, July 4, 2022
Labor DayMonday, September 5, 2022

Directions

Parking

Parking Locations

Parking is limited on site at Exploration Commons and the Westminster Library. When possible, please park in the Longwell or Westminster Square Parking garages or in the metered lots. Parking is free after 5 PM and on weekends. Rates are $.25/hour between 8 AM and 5 PM. If you will be visiting us often, consider a parking permit to not have to feed the meters every 2 hours and to save money throughout the year.

History of Exploration Commons

Exploration Commons was completed in December 2021 and provides the region with a collaborative and experiential learning space that integrates a makerspace, teaching kitchen and learning and meeting spaces. Guided by the input of many members of the Carroll County community and makerspace leaders from around the nation, this space is the future of library services not only in Carroll County, but around the nation. The space allows every person who walks through our doors to not only consume information and access equipment, but to create and contribute to their communities, learn new skills, or begin a new career.