Central Library

The front of the Central Library

Upcoming Events at Central Library

  • Wed, Dec 7, 6:30 p.m.
    Charles Dugger presents the principles of Kwanzaa.
  • Wed, Dec 7, 6:30 p.m.
    To celebrate Emily Dickinson's 186th birthday, we invite you to recite or read an Emily Dickinson poem…
  • Sat, Dec 10, 10:00 a.m.
    HealthCare Access Maryland Connector staff will be present to answer any questions and to assist with…
  • Sat, Dec 10, 12:00 p.m.
    Nearly all of American Madness, directed by Frank Capra in 1932, occurs in a single location: the Union…

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Features and Services

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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