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Location Closure The Reisterstown Road branch is closed for building repairs through mid-November. The Forest Park Branch is closed for renovations. The Washington Village Branch is closed until further notice for facility maintenance.


Closed now; Opening @ 10:00 AM

1030 S. Ellwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

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Parking & Public Transit


Free street parking and bike parking available.


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:

Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24, 2022
Christmas Day (Observed) Monday, December 26, 2022
New Year's Eve Saturday, December 31, 2022
New Year's Day (Observed) Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 16, 2023
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 20, 2023
Good Friday Friday, April 7, 2023
Staff Training Day Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 9, 2023
Veteran's Day (Observed) Friday, November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 22, 2023 : closing at 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023
Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 2023
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

Playdate at the Library Monday – Oct 2 11:00 AM
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Music & Movement Storytime Monday – Oct 2 4:00 PM
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Tinker Tuesdays Tuesday – Oct 3 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tinker Tuesdays Canton Program Details
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Baby and Toddler Storytime Wednesday – Oct 4 10:00 AM
Baby and Toddler Storytime Canton Program Details
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Baby and Toddler Storytime Wednesday – Oct 4 11:00 AM
Baby and Toddler Storytime Canton Program Details
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Features & Services

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

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

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“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

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

Isaac W. –Canton

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

Matthew M. –Canton

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

Aviva B. – Canton Branch