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Announcement All Pratt buildings are currently closed because of COVID-19, however remote and contact free services are available.

Location Closure The Light Street Branch is closed for deep cleaning. Learn more.

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 Board of 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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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.

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