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Location Closure Due to lack of air conditioning, the Herring Run Branch is closed until further notice and the Northwood Branch is closed on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Light Street

Closed now; Opening Tuesday @ 10:00 AM

1251 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

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Public Transportation


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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 Day Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022
Christmas Day (Observed) Monday, December 26, 2022
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

Wednesday – Jul 6 10:30 AM
Family Storytime Light Street Program Details
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Saturday – Jul 9 11:00 AM
The Adventures of a U.S. Coast Guard Captain Light Street Program Details
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Saturday – Jul 9 2:00 PM
Live Music: Seth Kibel & Friends Light Street Program Details
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Monday – Jul 11 10:00 AM
Let's Stick Together! Light Street Program Details
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Tuesday – Jul 12 10:00 AM
Let's Stick Together! Light Street 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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“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

“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