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Light Street

Closed now; Opening @ 10:00 AM

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:

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
National Library Workers 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
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 - 3 tables in a C shape and a projection screen

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

Light Street Listening Lounge Light Street Program Details
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Saturday – Mar 25 11:00 AM
Healing with Art Light Street Program Details
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Saturday – Mar 25 3:00 PM
Live Music: Harpist Jacqueline Pollauf Light Street Program Details
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Tuesday – Mar 28 10:30 AM
Playdate at the Library Light Street Program Details
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Tuesday – Mar 28 3:30 PM
Kitchen Science 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
Community & Meeting Rooms

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

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“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

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

Valerie S. –Light Street

“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

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

Jane S. —Light Street Branch