About The Library The Central Library building

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. We serve the residents of Baltimore with locations throughout the city, and the residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center.

CEO's Welcome Message
Welcome Message
Carla D. Hayden, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Our mission is "to provide equal access to information and services that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all."