Central Library

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The State Library Resource Center

The Central Library of Baltimore City's public library system, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, was designated the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) by the General Assembly in 1971.

This designation and accompanying State support allow all Maryland citizens to have access to a public library whose resources are unparalleled in the State. SLRC works with regional, local public, school, special and academic libraries which allows materials and information to be shared state-wide. SLRC provides services to Marylanders and serves as a back-up information resource for local libraries and their customers.

Interested in learning more about what being Maryland's State Library Resource Center means?

Upcoming Events at Central Library

  • Sat, Sep 24, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn how to create a Facebook account, add friends, navigate privacy settings, and connect with people…
  • Mon, Sep 26, 10:00 a.m.
    Get help with your job applications, resume, cover letter or other job and career tasks. Staff will circulate…
  • Tue, Sep 27, 6:30 p.m.
    Ron Capps is the author of Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years (Schaffner, 2014), a memoir…
  • Wed, Sep 28, 10:00 a.m.
    Interested in learning how to create professional looking documents? Learn to create, open, format, and…


Books and Other Resources


Mon:10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tue:10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wed:10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday hours run October through May
Holiday closings schedule

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400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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