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Our mission is to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Enoch Pratt Free Library stands with our city and our community in the fight against systemic racism.

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COVID-19 Closure & Policy Updates

Temporary policy changes, updates on closures, and phases for the Road to Reopening.

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Our Leadership

Learn more about the Pratt Library leadership team and Boards of Trustees and Directors.

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Our History

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States.

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Digital Access

From computers and tablets to online school resources and internet access, we have free tools and knowledge to help you reach your goals.

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Pratt Publications

Stay up to date with the Pratt! Find PDF versions of the Compass and Pages From The Pratt online.

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Stay up to date with the latest press releases from the Pratt Library.

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Requests for Proposals

Learn more about Requests for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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In an effort to keep our libraries safe and enjoyable for all, we ask library customers to read and follow these policies.

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Assistive Technology & Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility services online and at Pratt Library locations.

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Holiday Closings

The Pratt Library closes for select holidays throughout the year.

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