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Humanities Department

Notice: In preparation of the Central Library renovation, the Humanities Department will be moving to the Main Floor on the mezzanine level above Periodicals.

The Collection

Whether you want to write your first novel, explore philosophy and religion, look for etiquette advice, research literary criticism for your term paper, or enjoy movie star biographies, the Humanities Department has what you need. We also have a large collection of graphic novels for the adult audience and a collection of Pamphlet Plays, as well as audio books.

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 will resume in October
Holiday closings schedule

Visit Us

Humanities Department
Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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