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Announcement Pratt buildings are currently closed due to COVID-19. Remote and contact-free services are available. Public computer usage is suspended starting Friday, November 27 and will resume Monday, December 7 to help prevent the expected spread of COVID-19 following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Location Closure The Central Library is closed for decontamination. Services at Central Library will resume Monday, December 7. Learn more.

Holiday Closing Services at all Pratt locations will be unavailable Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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Find job and career assistance, fitness classes, writing groups and much more at Enoch Pratt Free Library. Enjoy an expansive collection including books, research databases, and streaming media.


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Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

Robert Galbraith
Power Trip. 2

Power Trip. 2

Treasure Malian
The Lying Life of Adults

The Lying Life of Adults

Elena Ferrante
Ready Player Two

Ready Player Two

Ernest Cline
Anxious People

Anxious People

Fredrik Backman
Money Devils 1

Money Devils 1

1985 Ashley
Caste

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson
When Women Pray

When Women Pray

T. D. Jakes
We're Better Than This

We're Better Than This

Elijah Cummings
Sql In Easy Steps

Sql In Easy Steps

Mike McGrath
Rage

Rage

Bob Woodward
His Truth Is Marching On

His Truth Is Marching On

Jon Meacham
Watchmen

Watchmen

Doctor Who. the Complete Twelfth Series

Doctor Who. the Complete Twelfth Series

What We Do In the Shadows. the Complete First Season

What We Do In the Shadows. the Complete First Season

The Twilight Zone. Season One

The Twilight Zone. Season One

Doom Patrol. the Complete First Season

Doom Patrol. the Complete First Season

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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Writers LIVE!


Go beyond the book and hear your favorite authors in conversation at Writers LIVE!

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Live Music


Enjoy live virtual performances online from a variety of talented musicians and performers.

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Earn Your High School Diploma


Baltimore city residents can apply to earn their high school diploma entirely online with an exciting new scholarship-based program.

Upcoming Virtual Programs & Events

Tuesday – Dec 1 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Writers Cribs! Kate Wyer and Kate Reed Petty Virtual Event Program Details
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Wednesday – Dec 2 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Chat with a Social Worker Virtual Event Program Details
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Wednesday – Dec 2 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Writers Cribs! Ron Cassie, If You Love Baltimore, It… Virtual Event Program Details
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Thursday – Dec 3 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Writers Cribs! C. Fraser Smith, The Daily Miracle Virtual Event Program Details
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Sunday – Dec 6 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
An Afternoon of Poetry: Readings by Cave Canem Poets… Virtual Event Program Details
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Downloads & Streaming Media

Find eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, movies, and more for your PC, smartphone, tablet, or other compatible devices. Accessible in all Pratt Library locations or from home with your library card.

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Hoopla


Borrow, download, and stream free movies, music, eBooks, comics, and TV shows.

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Kanopy


A large, curated catalog of educational, entertaining, and enriching films.

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OverDrive

OverDrive


Download popular eBooks, magazines, and audiobooks for adults, teens, and children with OverDrive.

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RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital


Use your Pratt Library card to borrow full-color popular magazines with RBdigital.

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Get a Pratt Library Card

Maryland residents can now apply online for an eCard that allows access to all of Enoch Pratt Free Library’s digital resources including eBooks, streaming media, and databases. It’s easier than ever to get a Pratt Library card! We have loosened restrictions to getting a card to access our resources. Anyone who lives or owns property in Maryland is eligible for a free library card.

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free TO BMORE PODCAST Newest Episode — November 2020

Rev. Alvin Hathaway

On this episode of the Free To Bmore Podcast we welcome Rev. Hathaway from the Union Baptist Church to explore the history of social justice in Baltimore, and where we can go from here.

Featured Databases

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Job Coaching


JobNow, powered by BrainFuse, is designed to support every step of the job search process.

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Maryland Newspapers


Search current and historical Maryland newspapers, including over 100 years of the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Afro-American.

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Online Courses with Udemy


Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and other interests with on-demand video courses from Udemy.

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Car & Truck Maintenance & Repair


Get reliable, money-saving help with auto repairs, diagnostic information, and ASE test prep materials through Chilton Library.

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Featured Services

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Sidewalk Service


We are pleased to offer Sidewalk Service, a contact-free way to check out and pick-up books and other materials from the Pratt Library.

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Remote Printing


Your Pratt Library card now gives you access to a contact-free, remote printing service.

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Community Wi-Fi


Pratt Library Community Wi-Fi brings free Wi-Fi access to communities across the city of Baltimore using the Pratt Bookmobile as a hotspot.

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Live Chat with a Librarian


Have a question? Live chat with a Pratt librarian for help finding books and materials, research guidance, and more!

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