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Location Closure The Forest Park Branch is closed for renovations. The Washington Village Branch is closed for facility maintenance. The Walbrook Branch is closed for HVAC repairs.

Location Closure The Central Library is closed Saturday, March 2 due to an event.

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

Our Leadership
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Our Leadership


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

Annual Report
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Pratt Library Fiscal year 2023 Annual Report

Annual Report


See how the Pratt has centered work around our strategic plan in a PDF of our annual report.

Strategic Plan
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Strategic Plan


Browse our strategic plan to learn more about the Library's priorities and progress towards our goals.

Our History
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Our History


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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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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.

Digital Access
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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.

Pratt Publications
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Pratt Publications


Stay up to date with the Pratt! Find PDF versions of the Compass and other publications online.

Press
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Press


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

Requests for Proposals
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Requests for Proposals


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

Policies
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Policies


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

Assistive Technology & Accessibility
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Assistive Technology & Accessibility


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

Holiday Closings
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Holiday Closings


The Pratt Library closes for select holidays throughout the year.

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“Love the way the Library is there to support community members with different needs. The sidewalk pickup option is so appreciated!”

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“The building is beautiful, and there is so much to do here. It is simply one of my favorite places in Baltimore.”

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“I always discover something new at the library and never have to wait very long for anything. Plus, the librarians are always knowledgeable and helpful.”

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