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Young Children

Ages 0—5 Spark imagination with books, programs, and games.
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Kids

Ages 6—11 Make crafts, get homework help, and browse books.
Teens
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Teens

Ages 12—18 Learn how to write poetry, game with friends, and find books.
Adults
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The Return of Ellie Black
The Return of Ellie Black

The Return of Ellie Black

Emiko Jean
This Strange Eventful History
This Strange Eventful History

This Strange Eventful History

Claire Messud
Lies and Weddings
Lies and Weddings

Lies and Weddings

Kevin Kwan
The Guncle Abroad
The Guncle Abroad

The Guncle Abroad

Steven Rowley
Black Shield Maiden
Black Shield Maiden

Black Shield Maiden

2000 Willow
The Paradise Problem
The Paradise Problem

The Paradise Problem

Christina Lauren
Small Acts of Courage
Small Acts of Courage

Small Acts of Courage

Ali Velshi
The Situation Room
The Situation Room

The Situation Room

George Stephanopoulos
Trippy
Trippy

Trippy

Ernesto Londoño
The Light Eaters
The Light Eaters

The Light Eaters

Zoë Schlanger
Mosquito Warrior
Mosquito Warrior

Mosquito Warrior

Carol R. Byerly
Wide Awake
Wide Awake

Wide Awake

Jon Grinspan
Drive-Away Dolls
Drive-Away Dolls

Drive-Away Dolls

Mudbound
Mudbound

Mudbound

The Holdovers
The Holdovers

The Holdovers

The Iron Claw
The Iron Claw

The Iron Claw

When Whales Could Walk
When Whales Could Walk

When Whales Could Walk

Planet Earth III
Planet Earth III

Planet Earth III

Marina Interlibrary Loan
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Marina Interlibrary Loan


Search and submit requests public libraries across Maryland for books, articles, and other materials, including audio/visual formats, musical scores, and microfilm.

Library of Things
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Library of Things


Check out learning kits, games, technology, musical instruments, and more with the Library of Things collection, available to Pratt cardholders. Place a hold and pick up your items at any Pratt location.

Digital Maryland Collections
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Digital Maryland Collections


Digital Maryland provides free online access to digital versions of rare and unique materials, including historical maps, photographs, reports, books, manuscripts, artwork, and other media.

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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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Downloads & Streaming Media

OverDrive & Libby
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OverDrive & Libby


Download popular eBooks, audiobooks, and more for all ages, including digital magazines formerly included in RBdidgital.

Kanopy
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Kanopy


Your Pratt Library card gives you access to a large, curated catalog of educational, entertaining, and enriching films for adults, teens, and kids.

Hoopla
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Hoopla


Use your Pratt Library card to borrow free movies, music, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and TV shows with Hoopla.

PressReader
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PressReader


Download the PressReader app or read online to find current issues of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines.

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free TO BMORE PODCAST Newest Episode — May 2024

Charm School Project for Girls

Inspiring confidence in Black and Brown girls in Baltimore through dance. Jasmine Allen and Chabria Hill continue to grow their mentorship program, Charm School Project for Girls, that started with their shared love of dance.

Live From the Pratt

Listen to authors, speakers, and musicians with the Live From The Pratt podcast.

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Government Documents

Browse a collection of documents from all State agencies covering subjects of interest to consumers and researchers alike.

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