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

Location Closure The Clifton Branch is closed due to maintenance issues.

Light Street

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

Closed now; Opening Saturday @ 10:00 AM

1251 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

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Public Transportation

Bus

67, Silver

Charm City Circulator

Purple

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
Sunday CLOSED
Holiday Closing Schedule
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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 Eve Friday, December 24, 2021
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25, 2021
Light Street Branch

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

TOMORROW 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Light Street Branch 50th Anniversary Open House Light Street Program Details
Program Details
Monday – Sep 20
Take & Make: Walters Art Museum Art & Identity Art… All Pratt Locations Program Details
Program Details
Tuesday – Sep 21
Take & Make: Walters Art Museum Art & Identity Art… All Pratt Locations Program Details
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Tuesday – Sep 21 3:30 PM
Connect & Create Light Street Program Details
Program Details
Wednesday – Sep 22
Take & Make: Walters Art Museum Art & Identity Art… All Pratt Locations Program Details
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Features & Services

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

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

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“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 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