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Announcement Public computer usage will be unavailable through the month of December into January to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Holiday Closing Services at all Pratt locations will be unavailable Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Pratt Publications


Published bi-monthly, the Compass contains news, articles, and events of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Pick up a copy at any library location, view it online, or download and print a PDF of a recent issue:

Pages from the Pratt

Pages From The Pratt is a newsletter for donors and friends of the library. Learn more about supporting the library.

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The Pratt is home to free exhibits and special displays that highlight important historical and cultural information. Browse current exhibits online, including a display paying homage to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Menckeniana Magazine

Menckeniana is an annual scholarly publication devoted to H. L. Mencken, for members of the Mencken Society and subscribers. Subscriptions cost $20 per year.

Learn more about the magazine, and the rest of the H.L. Mencken collection. You can address orders and inquiries to:

Publications Office
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4484

For help with downloads or other questions, please call
(410) 396-5305
or email

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Compass publication, January-February 2021

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