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Location Closure The Clifton Branch is closed due to maintenance issues.

Our mission is to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.

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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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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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Press


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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Policies


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.

“The library has always been a wonderful resource. I feel it has the wellbeing of patrons as its primary goal, always adapting to changing times and needs.”

Mary C.

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

Sara M.

“Courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable staff.”

Rosa B.

“Excellent Service, I have been a member of Enoch Pratt Free Library for 65 years.”

Mary R.

“Some of my fondest childhood memories were filling a tote full of books at the library. I still feel excited every time I visit the library, and now my child does too.”

Mary P.