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The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
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Information Services Department Collection and State Library Resources

Telephone Reference Services 

Since 1967, the Telephone Reference Service has been operating at the Pratt Library. You can call 410-396-5430 for answers to ready-reference questions. Librarians can give you brief factual answers on many subjects. Usually questions are answered within five minutes. If questions require more resources, or are more complex, the librarians at Telephone Reference will direct your call to the reference staff in the library subject departments.
Telephone Reference Service hours are:

Mon: 9:00 a.m. - 6:55 p.m.
Tue: 9:00 a.m. - 6:55 p.m.
Wed: 9:00 a.m. - 6:55 p.m.
Thu: 9:00 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.
Sunday hours apply October - May
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