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Announcement All Pratt buildings are currently closed because of COVID-19, however remote and contact free services are available.

Location Closure Library services at the Southeast Anchor Library will be unavailable from Monday, October 26 through Tuesday, November 3 for early voting and the general election. It is the only Pratt location being used as a Baltimore city polling location.

Holiday Closing Services at all Pratt locations will be unavailable Tuesday, November 3 in observance of Election Day.

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With a Pratt eCard, you open yourself to a new world of possibilities. You can check out eBooks, use databases for research, watching streaming media, and more, all from the comfort of your home!

Read below for commons questions about getting and using your eCard.

Should I apply if I already have a Pratt Library card?

If you have a library card, you already have access to our growing online collections. Please visit any branch in person if you need to replace or renew your library card.

How do I find my eCard number and PIN?

Please call any Pratt branch to receive your eCard number and PIN. Staff will confirm your contact information to verify your account.

Do I need to renew my eCard?

Accounts that have not been used for a year will be deleted from our system. You do not need to renew your eCard if you continue to use our services. If your eCard is no longer valid, complete the online application to receive a new number.

Can I upgrade to a regular Pratt Library card?

If you would like to check out physical materials or access the library’s computers, bring ID to any Pratt branch to get a regular library card.

I upgraded my eCard and can’t login to OverDrive - what should I do?

Email your eCard and new library card number to We will gladly transfer your checkouts and holds.

I can log in to Kanopy but I am not allowed to checkout after upgrading my eCard - what should I do?

Update your new library card number in the ‘My Memberships’ section of Kanopy. If you have any issues, email your eCard and library card number to