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Announcement All Pratt locations are open at 50% capacity with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Learn more.

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

Location Closure The Washington Village Branch is closed Friday, September 24 due to Power outage.

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All Pratt locations will be open, first come, first served, during the following hours. Once the building reaches 50% capacity, security will limit entry.

Expanded Hours

All Pratt Library locations have expanded hours Monday through Saturday beginning Monday, August 16.

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
All Other Locations
Monday & Thursday10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday10 am – 5:30 pm
Friday & Saturday10 am – 5 pm
The following services are available in Library buildings:
  • Browse and borrow items from the collection
  • Public computer use
  • Copier and fax use (where available)
To enter the building, we ask that you:
  • Wear a mask or face covering for the duration of your visit

  • Get your temperature checked

  • Undergo a health screening

  • Provide your name and contact information for COVID-19 contact tracing

  • Maintain social distancing

Details of customer requirements are provided in our COVID-19 safety guidelines.

COVID-19 saftey sign: Be Sure to Wear Face Coverings Properly
COVID safety sign - please wait here, 6 feet waiting area

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).

Please observe the following policies during your visit to the Pratt:

  • All customers and staff are required to wear face coverings

  • The Pratt is regularly consulting with the City Health Department

  • Seating areas inside the buildings are closed

  • 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

customer using public library computers with a face covering for safety

Computers stations are placed at least six feet apart

hand sanitizer at an entrance in Central Librray

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the library

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