All Enoch Pratt Free Library locations are Closed
Our Digital Library Remains Open

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In order to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, all physical locations of the Pratt Library are closed.

The Library is committed to providing accurate information. If you have questions about the virus pandemic, please see our web guide, Coronavirus COVID-19: Links You Can Trust.

If you'd like to stay up-to-date with the news regarding our closure, please visit our closure updates page or read our blog.

Get Help from a Librarian

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Baltimore, we are here for you. While our physical locations are closed, you can still contact us, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

  • Chat live with a librarian 
  • Email us anytime. Pratt staff are available to respond during work hours.
  • Call us at 410-396-5430 and leave a voice message with your question. A librarian will call you back.

Spring Reading

Sign Up for Spring Reading

Put some spring in your step and get reading! Read books and complete fun at-home activities.

  • Spring Reading is March 23 through April 30, for all ages
  • Earn five badges to be entered into a drawing to win an electronic gift card!

Use our Digital Library Resources

Access Pratt Library resources with a computer, tablet, eReader, or smartphone. Your Pratt Library account also gives you access to digital and streaming media for kids, teens, and adults.

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Get a Free eCard

  • No Pratt Library account? No problem. Maryland residents can register for an eCard to get instant access to eBooks, audiobooks, streaming media, and databases.


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Free Downloads and Streaming Media

  • Borrow eBooks or audiobooks, movies and TV shows, digital magazines, and more for all ages with your Pratt Library account. Downloads and Streaming Media


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Research Databases

  • We have many Research Databases available online with your Pratt Library card. Use these databases to find articles in digital newspapers or magazines, learn about history, prepare for tests, build your business, practice a second language, or learn a new skill.

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Students Can Learn From Home

  • With HelpNow, you're just a click away from expert tutors, one-on-one homework help, skills building, and a 24-hour writing lab. Powered by Brainfuse.
  • Gale Courses provide short, topical courses taught by college instructors and other experts in the field, offering a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages.
  • Prepare for the SAT, GED, and more with Learning Express Library. Find test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official tests to help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.
  • BookFlix is a family-friendly reading program that offers children and their caregivers a productive and meaningful way to spend screen time together.
  • World Book Online for Kids was developed especially for young library users. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.

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Listen to Pratt Podcasts

  • Listen to our Free to Bmore Podcast series, featuring conversation with leaders and innovators having a positive impact on Baltimore City.
  • Missed a favorite author when they were on stage at the Library? Listen to "Live from the Pratt" Podcasts for authors, speakers, and musicians, recorded live at the Pratt.
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Digital Maryland Collections

  • Digital Maryland provides free online access to digital versions of rare and unique materials, including historical maps, photographs, reports, books, manuscripts, artwork, and other media. Explore digital collections from libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions throughout Maryland.

Stay updated with Pratt's Social Media

Our customers can continue to get updates from the Library on our social media channels:

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.