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Location Closure The Northwood and Reisterstown Road Branches are closed until further notice due to lack of air conditioning.

Location Closure The Washington Village Branch is closed until further notice due to plumbing issues.

Light Street

Open now; Closing at 5:00 PM

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 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
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

TOMORROW 10:00 AM
Let's Stick Together! Light Street Program Details
Program Details
TOMORROW 11:00 AM
Friends of the Light Street Branch Light Street Program Details
Program Details
Sunday – Aug 21 10:00 AM
Let's Stick Together! Light Street Program Details
Program Details
Monday – Aug 22 10:00 AM
Let's Stick Together! Light Street Program Details
Program Details
Wednesday – Aug 24 10:30 AM
Rock & Rhyme with Mr. Jon Light Street Program Details
Program Details

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

Jane 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

“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

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

Valerie S. –Light Street