Central Library

The front of the Central Library

Upcoming Events at Central Library

  • Tue, Jan 24
    Join #popscope for a public astronomy night. Meet at 5:30pm in the Business, Science, and Technology…
  • Sat, Feb 4, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn about computer software and hardware, as well as how to use the mouse and keyboard. Learn about…
  • Sat, Feb 4, 2:00 p.m.
    In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America…
  • Wed, Feb 8, 10:00 a.m.
    Learn the basics of putting together a multimedia slide presentation. By the end of this class you should…

Departments and Collections

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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