The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence Program brings creatives from around Baltimore to share and create at the Pratt Library.
Central LibraryOpen now; Closing at 5:00 PM
Parking & Public Transit
Metered street parking available.
51, 94, Blue, Green, Pink, Silver
Charm City Circulator
Purple - Stops 305 (N. Charles and Pleasant St.) or 306 (N. Charles and Hamilton St.)
See the Circulator's website for other routes, schedules and information.
Centre Street, Lexington Market
Charles Center, Lexington Market
For more public transportation information, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.
|Monday||10:00 AM||—||8:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM||—||8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM||—||8:00 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 Central Library is located in the heart of Mount Vernon. With more than half a million visitors each year, the state-of-the-art renovations to the Central Library complement Pratt's significant print collection with the latest technologies, welcoming a vibrant future while preserving a cherished historic landmark.
The Central Library was designated the Maryland State Library Research Center (SLRC) by the General Assembly in 1971. This designation and accompanying State support allow all Maryland citizens to have access to a public library whose resources are unparalleled in the State.
Get a behind the scenes look and at the Library's collections, and learn about the history of the Central Library building with a free tour. Check the tour schedule for details.
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Departments & Collections
Features & Services
- Sidewalk Service
- State Library Resource Center
- ADA/handicap 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
- Social Worker in the Library
- Lawyer in the Library
- Self check-out