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Announcement The Central Library is open regularly scheduled hours. We are addressing the issue with the Central Library phone's answering message and appreciate your patience.

Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

Announcement Some online catalog functions including account login, hold requests, and new account creation will be unavailable due to software maintenance Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.


Closed now; Opening @ 10:00 AM

300 E. Patapsco Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21225

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Parking & Public Transit


Free street parking available.


Silver, 29, 67, 70

For more public transportation information, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.

Day Opens   Closes
Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Holiday Closing Schedule

Holidays & Early Closings

All Pratt Library locations will be closed on the following days:

New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15, 2024
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 19, 2024
Good Friday Friday, March 29, 2024
Staff Training Day Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2024
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2024
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 14, 2024
Election Day Tuesday, November 5, 2024
Veterans Day Monday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 27, 2024 : closing at 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28, 2024
Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24, 2024 : closing at 5:00 PM
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 2024
New Year's Eve Tuesday, December 31, 2024 : closing at 5:00 PM
New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1, 2025
Brooklyn Branch
Brooklyn interior showing computers on tables, bookshelves , and woindows
Brooklyn room from above showing play furniture for children, seating, bookshelves, and a staff desk
Brooklyn teens corner showing a teens-only table, bookshelves, and signs for young adult books, manga and comics
Brooklyn room showing children's area with chairs, colorful rug, an d books for kids
Brooklyn meeting room showing projection screen, tables and chairs along the side

The Brooklyn Branch is located three blocks east of Hanover and Patapsco in the heart of Brooklyn. The branch, which opened nearly 100 years ago, serves the Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, and Lakeland neighborhoods.

The Brooklyn branch opened on October 15, 1921. In the first week of its opening, the library was so busy it was “nearly impossible to seat all who came to look and read,” according to a Pratt annual report. The original building was demolished in 1964 and was replaced by a new building, which still stands, in 1965. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

Preschool Storytime TODAY 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime Brooklyn Program Details
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Anime Club TODAY 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Anime Club Brooklyn Program Details
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Summer Break Baltimore Kick Off Event Saturday – Jun 1 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Summer Break Baltimore Kick Off Event Brooklyn Program Details
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Kids Book Club Monday – Jun 3 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kids Book Club Brooklyn Program Details
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BGE Energy Assistance Wednesday – Jun 5 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
BGE Energy Assistance Brooklyn Program Details
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Features & Services

  1. Sidewalk Service
  2. Outdoor Wi-Fi
  3. ADA accessible
  4. Free Wi-Fi
  5. Computers for public use
  6. Photocopier and printing services
  7. Children and Teen sections
  8. Job and Career assistance
  9. Events and programs for all ages
  10. Social Worker in the Library
  11. Lawyer in the Library
  12. Self check-out
Community & Meeting Rooms

Reserve a room at the Brooklyn Branch for your next meeting or community event.

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Outdoor Wi-Fi Available

Free Wi-Fi zone is expanded outside the building

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“Very helpful staff when I called, quick service, friendly!”

Lisa J. – Brooklyn Branch