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, Aug 27, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. By the end of this class, you should…
     
  • Wed, Aug 31, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn how to create an email account and how to compose, attach and send emails. We will also discuss…
     
  • Wed, Aug 31, 10:30 a.m.
    Stories, songs, and fun for preschoolers. Call 410-396-5402 to register groups of 5 or more.
     
  • Thu, Sep 1, 11:15 a.m.
    Books, rhymes, and bouncing balls. A storytime specially created for 2-year-olds and their caregi…
     

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Books and Other Resources

Hours

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.
Sun:closed
Sunday hours run October through May
Holiday closings schedule

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400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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