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Library Cards and Accounts

Online Library Card Registration


  1. I hereby apply for an Enoch Pratt Free Library Card and agree to abide by all Library regulations. 
  2. I agree to return all Library materials that are entrusted to me, making every effort to return them by the day they are due.
  3. I understand there is a daily fine for all materials checked out and not returned by the due date.
  4. I understand the usual borrowing period is three weeks, but some materials may have shorter borrowing periods.
  5. If I default on the return of Library materials entrusted to me, I agree to pay all applicable fines, plus the cost of collection and the processing fee charged on unreturned materials.
  6. I understand that my Library record will be turned over to a collection agency if my bill reaches $25.00.
  7. I will notify the Library of any change of address or telephone number.
  8. I understand I am responsible for material borrowed on my lost or stolen Library card until the loss is reported to the Library.
  9. I understand that the Library utilizes an Internet filter on all workstations.
  10. I understand that the Library offers multimedia items including videos, DVDs, films, CDs and cassettes for borrowing.
  11. I agree to use these materials as intended and understand that the Library assumes no responsibility for equipment damage (film projector, VCR, CD, DVD, or cassette player) that may result from use.


  1. Pratt Library cards may be used at any public library in Maryland.
  2. Materials on special short-term loan and framed pictures from the Central Library’s collection must be returned to the Pratt Library from which they were borrowed.
  3. Interlibrary loan items borrowed at a Pratt. Library may be returned to any Pratt location, but may not be returned to other MD library systems. 
  4. Three renewals, and only three, are permitted on renewable items.
  5. First-time borrowers are limited to two (2) books, or one (1) DVD, or one (1) videocassette tape, or one (1) audiocassette tape, or one (1) compact disc.
I agree to abide by all rules of borrowing and report a lost or stolen card immediately.

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