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5714 Bellona Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212

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Parking & Public Transit


Bike parking and street parking, both metered and free, available.


52, Red

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 Eve Wednesday, November 23, 2022 : closing at 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022
Christmas Day (Observed) Monday, December 26, 2022
Govans Branch
Govans exterior entrance - red signs, doors, steps, and flowers
Govans room view with computers
Govans staff at desk, bookshelves, windows, plants
Govans bookshelves, plants, Caregivers Corner brochures
Govans meeting room

Located in the heart of Govans just off York Road near Govans Elementary School the Govans Branch serves the communities of North Central Baltimore including Govans, Belvedere, Homeland, and Radnor-Winston.

The Govans branch was opened at 5714 Bellona Avenue in September 1921. The building was expanded in 1942 and renovated in 1993. The Govans branch is still open today. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

Sold Out: Take & Make: Art Explorers Govans Program Details
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Monday – Nov 28
3D Printing at Govans Govans Program Details
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Monday – Nov 28
Games @ Govans Govans Program Details
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Monday – Nov 28
Sold Out: Take & Make: Art Explorers Govans Program Details
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Monday – Nov 28
Teen Craft: Origami Soccer Balls! Govans Program Details
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Features & Services

  1. Sidewalk Service
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Computers for public use
  4. Photocopier and printing services
  5. Children and Teen sections
  6. Annual Spring Lecture and Fall Celebration
  7. Job and Career assistance
  8. Events and programs for all ages
  9. ADA accessible
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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“I LOVE our beautiful little Govans branch and their wonderful staff.”

Joyce C. –Govans Branch

“Great service, good selection of books, convenient location, and good parking for the library.”

Catherine H. –Govans Branch

“Friendly library staff members and a nice assortment of books, audio, and visual resources.”

Renee T. –Govans

“I've been a patron of Enoch Pratt Library since I was a small child visiting the Govans Branch. I have always sung its praises!”

Stephanie P. –Govans Branch

“I love the library. The Govans Branch is particularly cozy and has always been there since my childhood.”

Laurel S. –Govans