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Pratt Publications


Published bi-monthly, 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.

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Annual Report

See how the Pratt has centered work around our strategic plan in a PDF of our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2023.


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

Please note: Beginning June 1, 2023, Menckeniana will only be available through JSTOR. Please contact us with any questions about this change.

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:

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

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Compass, July-August 2024

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