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Location Closure The Northwood and Reisterstown Road Branches are closed until further notice due to lack of air conditioning.

Location Closure The Washington Village Branch is closed until further notice due to plumbing issues.


Open now; Closing at 5:00 PM

1030 S. Ellwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

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Public Transportation


Take CityLink Navy (Route 1) from the corner of Pratt and Calvert Street to Eastern and East Avenue. Head west on Eastern Avenue toward S. Robinson St. Turn left on S. Ellwood Avenue.

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:

Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 17, 2022
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 21, 2022
Good Friday Friday, April 15, 2022
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Juneteenth Monday, June 20, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 10, 2022
Election Day Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Veterans Day Friday, November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022
Christmas Day (Observed) Monday, December 26, 2022
Canton Branch
Canton interior view of a library room with bookshelves, windows, and a staff member working at a desk
Canton interior view of library rooms with arched doorways and bookshelves
Canton interior view of a library room with books on display and natural light from arched windows
Canton interior view of a children's section with books, tables and chairs, and artwork on the walls
Canton meeting room - corner of the room showing chairs, a table, door and windows

The Canton Branch serves the Canton, Highlandtown, and Brewers Hill neighborhoods.

The Canton branch was opened at Ellwood Avenue and O’Donnell Street on February 15, 1886. Nearly a century after its opening, the building was restored in 1894. It was recently reopened following an extensive renovation. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

Take & Make: Printmaking Kit Canton Program Details
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Monday – Aug 22
Take & Make: Printmaking Kit Canton Program Details
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Monday – Aug 22 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Canceled: Playdate at the Library Canton Program Details
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Wednesday – Aug 24 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Bubble Dance Party Canton Program Details
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Friday – Aug 26 11:00 AM
Rock & Rhyme with Mr. Jon Canton Program Details
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Features & Services

  1. Sidewalk Service
  2. ADA accessible
  3. Free street parking
  4. Bike parking
  5. Free Wi-Fi
  6. Computers for public use
  7. Photocopier and printing services
  8. Children and Teen sections
  9. Job and Career assistance
  10. Events and programs for all ages
  11. Self check-out
Sidewalk Service Available

Make an appointment to check out library materials, print remotely, and borrow computer and internet devices with contactless pickup.

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“The library is a great resource for Baltimore! Staff at the Canton branch are always kind and helpful!”

Isaac W. –Canton

“The Enoch Pratt Free Library is an outstanding resource for our community and the staff at the Canton Branch is helpful, kind, and welcoming.”

Daniel P. – Canton Branch

“Friendly staff, great selection of books, quick delivery times.”

Aviva B. – Canton Branch

“The staff are lovely. Ordering a book to be held and picked up is incredibly easy.”

Matthew M. –Canton