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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:

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
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 1984. It was recently reopened following an extensive renovation. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

Music & Movement Storytime TODAY 4:00 PM
Music & Movement Storytime Canton Program Details
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Summer Crafternoon TOMORROW 3:30 PM
Summer Crafternoon Canton Program Details
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Baby & Toddler Storytime Wednesday – Jul 24 10:00 AM
Baby & Toddler Storytime Canton Program Details
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Baby & Toddler Storytime Wednesday – Jul 24 11:00 AM
Baby & Toddler Storytime Canton Program Details
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Can You Come Out & Play? Wednesday – Jul 24 11:00 AM
Can You Come Out & Play? 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 staff are lovely. Ordering a book to be held and picked up is incredibly easy.”

Matthew M. –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

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

Isaac W. –Canton

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

Aviva B. – Canton Branch

“So helpful and have so many more resources than books.”

Brook H, Canton