Visit the Humanities Department

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By Ellie Luchinsky, Humanities Department Manager, and Ryan O'Grady


Come see us on the third floor!

The Humanities Department, on the third floor of the Central Library, takes up nearly the entire block. We have a wide range of subjects, from learning a new language to studying the Qur’an, from movie star biographies to spiritual life, and from philosophy to joke books.

We are ready to help you with any research or questions you might have in our department, from “Who played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird,” to “What is the symbolism of the ouroboros?” Choose from hundreds of graphic novels, histories of Christianity, English grammar books; learn to write a novel, conduct a news interview, read beautiful poetry, and find out how much your old book might be worth.

Not impressed yet? If you are interested in television history, we have the paper editions of the TV Guide, Baltimore/Washington, from 1957 to present. If you are interested in acting, we have a collection of over 7000 acting editions of plays, featured in our Pamphlet Play collection.

Are you looking for a good place to read or study? We have tables and chairs on both levels of the department and three “research only” public computers. Best of all, we have great librarians who are excited to help you in your quests and provide great reading.

Watch two Humanities librarians take you on a tour of their department in the video below.

So what are you waiting for? Come and visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Maryland State Library Resource Center’s best kept secret!

Humanities Librarian
Ellie Luchinsky, Humanities Department Manager

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