Central Library

The front of the Central Library

Upcoming Events at Central Library

  • Sat, Oct 22, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn how to find eBooks and audiobooks from the library's website. We will also practice downloading…
  • Sat, Oct 22, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn how to navigate and use Google Drive. Understand how to store, access, and share your files from…
  • Wed, Oct 26, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. By the end of this class you should…
  • Wed, Oct 26, 6:30 p.m.
    Poet and journalist celeste doaks is the author of Cornrows and Cornfields (Wrecking Ball Press, UK,…

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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.


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:1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday hours run October through May
Holiday closings schedule

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Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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