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Pennsylvania Avenue

Closed now; Opening Wednesday @ 10:00 AM

1531 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Parking & Public Transit


Free street parking available, metered street parking available on West North Avenue.


83, Gold, Lime

Metro Subway


For more public transportation information, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.

Day Opens   Closes
Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 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
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
Pennsylvania Avenue lobby view from the stairs showing jazz mural
Pennsylvania Avenue room view looking down the stairs
Pennsylvania Avenue reference books and artwork on walls
Pennsylvania Avenue - Fiction books, kids table and chairs, art on the walls
Pennsylvania Avenue meeting room - view from the podium

Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, the Pennsylvania Avenue branch serves the Sandtown-Winchester, Penn-North, Druid Heights, Mondawmin, Upton, Reservoir Hill, Bolton Hill, Madison Park, and Parkview/Woodbrook areas. The branch opened its doors in 1953.

The Pennsylvania branch was first known as the Easterwood branch, and opened at 2217 West North Avenue on June 26, 1914. A new building was opened January 1953, and was praised for its modern design and use of expansive plate glass windows. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

TOMORROW 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Family Storytime Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Thursday – Mar 23
Take & Make: Herbal Bath Satchels Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Thursday – Mar 23 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 & Computer Basics Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Friday – Mar 24
Take & Make: Herbal Bath Satchels Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Saturday – Mar 25
Take & Make: Herbal Bath Satchels Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Features & Services

  1. Sidewalk Service
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Outdoor 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
  9. Social Worker in the Library
  10. Lawyer in the Library
Community & Meeting Rooms

Reserve a room at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch for your next meeting or community event.

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“The Pratt Library is a great resource, and the people who work there are polite, knowledgeable, and always willing to help.”

Edward A. –Pennsylvania Avenue