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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
Please take 5 minutes to help us understand your information needs. Even if you haven't tried our databases, your input will be valuable!
eBooks, eMagazines, Film and eAudiobooks

Check Out an eReader from the Library!

The Library has been awarded a grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to fund eReaders for all branches and to purchase content for over the next two years.

Place a hold! Check the catalog for available eReaders.

What You Need to Know:a Sony eReader from the Enoch Pratt Free Library

  • Pratt will make eBooks available to all Baltimore citizens through the loaning of eReaders and by providing additional copies of eBook titles for Pratt customers.
  • Each branch and the Central Library will have ten Sony eReaders for the public to check out.
  • The eReaders are configured to access the Pratt Library's eBook collection.
  • Customers can log on to Maryland's Digital eLibrary on the eReader and choose their own titles for checkout. These eReaders DO NOT contain pre-selected titles.

Borrowing Policies:

  • eReaders are for use by Enoch Pratt Free Library cardholders who are at least 18 years of age.
  • This eReader device is not to be used for purchasing or loading digital content not currently made available from this library.
  • eReaders can be renewed a maximum of three times as long as there are no holds.
  • See the eReader Loan Agreement for more information on borrowing policies, fines and fees.

Care for the Device:

  • Use a softmicrofiber cloth to clean and wipe display screens. Do not use any chemicals to clean the display.
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