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Announcement The Central Library is open regularly scheduled hours. We are addressing the issue with the Central Library phone's answering message and appreciate your patience.

Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

Announcement Some online catalog functions including account login, hold requests, and new account creation will be unavailable due to software maintenance Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.


Closed now; Opening @ 10:00 AM

5910 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

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Parking & Public Transit


ADA accessible parking spot, free street parking, bike parking, and electric car charging station available.



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
Hamilton Branch front exterior, street view
Hamilton exterior street corner
Hamilton Branch interior - wide room view with tables, bookshelves, people
Hamilton Branch room with a table of public computers, Teen Zone sign, bookshelves, and windows
Hamilton - kids' computers showing AWE screens and kids' chairs
Hamilton meeting room

Located in the heart of historic Hamilton, on Harford Road just south of Northern Parkway, the Hamilton Branch serves Northeast Baltimore including the communities of Hamilton, Gardenville, Lauraville, and North Harford Road.

The original Hamilton branch building opened at Hamilton and Richard Avenues in December 1920. After a World War II housing boom, a larger building was constructed and opened in January 1959. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

Canceled: Family Storytime TODAY 12:30 PM
Canceled: Family Storytime Hamilton Program Details
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After School Fun TODAY 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
After School Fun Hamilton Program Details
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Learn to Sew & Crochet TODAY 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Learn to Sew & Crochet Hamilton Program Details
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After School Fun TOMORROW 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
After School Fun Hamilton Program Details
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Summer Break Baltimore Kick Off Party Saturday – Jun 1 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Summer Break Baltimore Kick Off Party Hamilton Program Details
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Features & Services

  1. Sidewalk Service
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Computers for public use
  4. ADA accessible
  5. Photocopier and printing services
  6. Children and Teen sections
  7. Job and Career assistance
  8. Events and programs for all ages
Community & Meeting Rooms

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

Learn More

“I use many services from the library including book holds, interlibrary loans, Overdrive/Libby ebooks, and a subscription to Kanopy. I truly value and appreciate all of the services that Enoch Pratt offers!”

Nathanial W, Hamilton

“I love the library and have been very impressed with how they've shifted to still provide their valuable services during the pandemic.”

Stacey P. –Hamilton Branch

“The staff is friendly and helpful.”

Megan H. –Hamilton