Reserve a room at the Canton Branch for your next meeting or community event.
CantonClosed now; Opening @ 10:00 AM
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.
|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|
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|
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.
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Features & Services
- Sidewalk Service
- ADA accessible
- Free Wi-Fi
- Computers for public use
- Photocopier and printing services
- Children and Teen sections
- Job and Career assistance
- Events and programs for all ages
- Self check-out