Central Library

The front of the Central Library

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, Jul 23, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn about common Windows terms and definitions. Become familiar with the menu bar, tool bar and other…
  • Sat, Jul 23, 12:00 p.m.
    In adapting the last third of John Steinbeck’s epic family saga for the big screen, director Elia Kazan…
  • Sat, Jul 23, 2:30 p.m.
    (Directed by Albert Magnolli, 1984, 111 minutes; Rated R) "Goodnight, sweet prince/And flights of…
  • Mon, Jul 25, 10:00 a.m.
    Get help with your job applications, resume, cover letter or other job and career tasks. Staff will circulate…


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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Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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  • 410-396-5430
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