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Location Closure The Reisterstown Road branch is closed for building repairs through mid-November. The Forest Park Branch is closed for renovations. The Washington Village Branch is closed until further notice for facility maintenance.


Open now; Closing at 5:00 PM

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:

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
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

3D Printing TOMORROW
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Games @ Govans TOMORROW
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Magical Fall Fest TOMORROW 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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3D Printing Monday – Oct 2
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Games @ Govans Monday – Oct 2
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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
Community & Meeting Rooms

Reserve a room at the Govans Branch for your next meeting or community event.

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

Catherine H. –Govans Branch

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

Laurel S. –Govans

“The library personnel are extremely nice and helpful. Govans is my favorite library.”

Joanne H. — Govans Branch

“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 our beautiful little Govans branch and their wonderful staff.”

Joyce C. –Govans Branch