Library Cards and Accounts

Types of Library Card Accounts

Anyone who lives or owns property in Maryland is eligible for a free Pratt Library card; there are no age restrictions.

Out of town visitors may inquire about getting a visitor pass for computer use.

Card/Account For Limitations Special Conditions How to Apply
Library Card   Item Limits   

Library Card Application or Apply Online 

First-time borrowers   Limited to 2 books,
or 1 CD / DVD / Video
  Library Card Application or Apply Online
First Cards Children Age 6 and Under Only children's materials may be checked out on this card First Card Application 
Children Ages 7-12 May not borrow 16mm Films. Library Card Application with parent's consent
Teens Ages 13-17 May not borrow 16mm Films. Library Card Application or Apply Online
Teacher Cards Baltimore City educators and registered home school parents 30 items that will circulate for 6 weeks. Materials may be renewed once for 6 more weeks. Eligible: teachers of Baltimore City public, private, and parochial schools; licensed day care centers and nursery schools; and registered home school parents ( see details) Teacher Card Form
Firm Cards Companies/
For the use of a company in carrying out its work Must show ID as an authorized user Firm Card Form
Out of State Accounts Non-Maryland Residents   $50 annual fee Mail in Library Card Application with proper ID (more info)  
Other Maryland Libraries' Cards Maryland residents outside of Baltimore City   Users must register at a Pratt Library location with proper ID and other Maryland library card  
PC Access Card Computer access only For computers, printing, and copying only   Library Card Application presented with identification or some document with name.
Visitors Pass  One day computer access only For computers, printing and copying only    Must present out-of-state identification 

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