Orleans Street Branch

Orleans Street Branch, copyright Patrick Ross Photography

The Orleans Street Branch is located in the heart of Oldtown on Central Avenue at Orleans Street.  Its extended service area includes Butchers Hill, Fells Point, Dunbar-Broadway, Jonestown, McElderry Park, and Middle East.  This modern architectural gem opened on August 20, 2007.  It replaces the second Broadway Branch that was on the corner of Broadway and Orleans Street for 36 years (February 2, 1971 – May 26, 2007).  The original Broadway Branch at 810 Broadway opened in 1888 and closed January 26, 1971.

Upcoming Events at Orleans Street Branch

  • Tue, Oct 25, 4:00 p.m.
    Listen to a classic Winnie-the-Pooh story and practice drawing the famous Disney character. Contribute…
  • Tue, Oct 25, 5:30 p.m.
    Hugely successful businesswoman Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is convicted of insider trading and…
  • Thu, Oct 27, 1:00 p.m.
    Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most…
  • Thu, Oct 27, 1:00 p.m.
    An interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement. For children up to 36 months with their…

Features and Services

  • Public computers with Internet access
  • A computer with educational games just for children
  • Wireless Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Programs for children, adults, and families
  • Computer printers – 5 free prints per day
  • Photocopying machines – 10 cents per copy
  • Meeting rooms available for community groups, 64 and 10 person capacity
  • FREE PARKING in the Library's parking lot.
  • Steps to Applying for a Job Online
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Mon:12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tue:12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed:10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thu:12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holiday closings schedule

Visit Us

Orleans Street Branch
1303 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Contact Us

  • 410-396-0970
  • 866-362-7449 (fax)