Books By Mail
Baltimore, we are here for you. Beginning Monday, June 15, we are pleased to
offer Books By Mail, a service normally only offered to homebound
customers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pratt Library is expanding
the service to include any Baltimore City customer.
To request library materials by mail, call (410) 396-5430.
audiobooks, Playaways, DVDs, and CDs are eligible to be borrowed
through Books By Mail. We will ship the materials to you for free.
In addition to Books By Mail, we also offer Pratt Library pickup and returns with Sidewalk Service.
Returning Books & Sanitation
by Mail customers will receive a shipping label with their order but
will be responsible for return postage costs. Books By Mail materials
can also be returned to contact-free book drops outside Pratt Library
The Pratt Library is following best practices provided
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by quarantining
all incoming materials. All materials are placed in quarantine for three
days before they are returned in the system.