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Light Street

Open now; Closing at 5:00 PM

1251 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

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Parking & Public Transit


Street parking, ADA-accessible parking spot, and bike parking available. There is a public parking garage nearby.


67, Silver

Charm City Circulator


Metro SubwayLink

Charles Center

Light RailLink

Hamburg Street

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
Light Street Branch
Light Street front steps, doors, and sign
Light Street inside - bookshelves, soft chairs
Light Street busy room with computers
Light Street children's area
Light Street meeting room

Located in the heart of Federal Hill just blocks from the Cross Street Market, the Light Street Branch serves South Baltimore communities including Federal Hill, Locust Point, Otterbein, and Sharp-Leadenhall.

The Light Street branch was opened February 27, 1886. The original building was closed in 1971, and a replacement building was opened that same year at Light and Ostend streets. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

Monday – Nov 28 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga Light Street Program Details
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Tuesday – Nov 29 10:30 AM
Playdate at the Library Light Street Program Details
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Wednesday – Nov 30 10:30 AM
Family Storytime Light Street Program Details
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Thursday – Dec 1 6:00 PM
Painting with Alcohol Inks Workshops Light Street Program Details
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Monday – Dec 5 11:00 AM
Chair Yoga Light Street Program Details
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Features & Services

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

Make an appointment to check out library materials, print remotely, and borrow computer and internet devices with contactless pickup.

Learn More

“I attend the live concerts and other events at the Light Street Branch, the staff there is wonderful.”

Jane S. —Light Street Branch

“It is so easy and so convenient to order my books online and have them shipped to my branch that is only a few blocks from my house.”

Victoria S. – Light Street Branch

“Best public library system ever, and I love my branch.”

Valerie S. –Light Street

“Really good hours, safe entry, friendly staff, and you always have the book I need. I love how friendly the space is.”

Heather P. –Light Street

“I love reading and using the library, it always feels like a privilege. I feel lucky to be in walking distance”

Himani S. – Light Street Branch