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Survey: Do you use Pratt Library's databases?
The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
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Books & Media

Staff Recommendations & Best Sellers

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Pratt Picks: Staff recommendations for good reading and viewing
For all ages and tastes: find thillers or romance, bedtime stories or classics, help with your career or hobbies in Pratt Picks, a selection of books, magazines, and DVDs reviewed and selected by librarians.

Carla HaydenCarla's Picks
Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden's monthly book recommendations for all ages, as seen and heard on WBAL-TV and WYPR.


Bestsellers, Award Winners, and Other Recommended Reading Lists
See what's hot in the New York Times, Oprah's Book Club, Pulitzers and more. These book lists are updated automatically in the Pratt Catalog.

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