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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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The City We Became

The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin
28 Summers

28 Summers

Elin Hilderbrand
The Guest List

The Guest List

Lucy Foley
The Summer House

The Summer House

James Patterson
The Order

The Order

Daniel Silva
The Lost and Found Bookshop

The Lost and Found Bookshop

Susan Wiggs
Caste

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson
Too Much and Never Enough

Too Much and Never Enough

Mary L. Trump
True Crimes and Misdemeanors

True Crimes and Misdemeanors

Jeffrey Toobin
Our Time Is Now

Our Time Is Now

Stacey Abrams
Twilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy

Anne Applebaum
Aoc: the Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Aoc: the Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

The Photograph

The Photograph

The Way Back

The Way Back

The Call of The Wild

The Call of The Wild

Bad Boys For Life

Bad Boys For Life

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

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Writers LIVE!


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

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One Maryland One Book


One Maryland One Book is a state-wide Maryland Humanities program that unites Marylanders through reading, programs, and discussion.

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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

Monday – Sep 28 2:00 PM
The Historical Geographies of Lisa See’s The Island… Virtual Event Program Details
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Tuesday – Sep 29 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Writing Outside the Fence Virtual Event Program Details
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Wednesday – Sep 30 3:00 PM
Book Chat with Pratt Virtual Event Program Details
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Wednesday – Sep 30 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hackerman Best & Next Series: Karamo Brown Virtual Event Program Details
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Thursday – Oct 1 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Food Preservation: Canning Workshop 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 — September 2020

Kondwani Fidel

What does it mean to be antiracist? What kind of actions does that require? Those are some of the subjects rising literary star Kondwani Fidel is tackling in his book, The Antiracist: How To Start The Conversation About Race And Take Action. It’s a vulnerable and personal look at the impact racism has at the individual level and on the world as a whole.

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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Mergent Business Online


Find information on thousands of public companies, company histories, business descriptions, and in-depth financial statements.

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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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