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Location Closure The Herring Run Branch is closed and the Northwood Branch will be open from 10 am to 2 pm until further notice due to lack of air conditioning.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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Library Hours

All Pratt locations are open during the following hours, except during Library Holidays.

CENTRAL LIBRARY
Monday – Thursday10 am – 7 pm
Friday & Saturday10 am – 5 pm
SOUTHEAST ANCHOR LIBRARY & PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
Monday – Thursday10 am – 8 pm
Friday & Saturday10 am – 5 pm
CHERRY HILL
Monday & Thursday10 am – 7 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday10 am - 5:30 pm
Friday & Saturday10 am – 5 pm
ALL OTHER LOCATIONS
Monday & Thursday10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday10 am – 5:30 pm
Friday & Saturday10 am – 5 pm

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families enjoying a program for babies and parents in the Children's Department

Safety Procedures

To keep our customers and staff safe, COVID-19 safety guidelines are in place. The Pratt Library is following best practice provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is regularly consulting with the Baltimore City Health Department.

Please note the following policies and procedures during your visit to the Pratt:

  • High-touch surfaces are regularly cleaned throughout the day

  • Social distancing protocols are in place

  • All locations are regularly disinfected

  • Customers and staff are asked to stay home if they are feeling ill

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hand sanitizer at an entrance in Central Library
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