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Announcement All Pratt locations are open at 50% capacity with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Learn more.


Pratt locations are open at 50% capacity with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Learn more.

Closed now; Opening Monday @ 10:00 AM

5714 Bellona Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212

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Public Transportation


52, Red

For more public transportation information, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.

Day Opens   Closes
Monday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM 7:00 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 18, 2021
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 15, 2021
Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2021
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021
Juneteenth Friday, June 18, 2021
Independence Day Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 11, 2021
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2021
Christmas Friday, December 24, 2021
Govans Branch

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.

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. Metered and free street parking
  10. ADA accessible
  11. Bike parking
Sidewalk Service Available

Schedule a time to pick up library materials or remote printing

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“Excellent service. Very professional, friendly and helpful staff.”

Normina T. – Govans Branch

“The Govans Branch has the nicest, most helpful staff around! I'm so glad it has reopened for us to go inside.”

April B. –Govans

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

Laurel S. –Govans

“Friendly and helpful. It was great to be back in person.”

Anne D. –⁠ Govans Branch

“I love our Govans Library, from the friendly and informative staff to the charm of the building. Always a wonderful experience.”

Jeanne O. — Govans Branch