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Pennsylvania Avenue

Closed now; Opening Monday @ 10:00 AM

1531 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Parking & Public Transit

Parking

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

Bus

83, Gold, Lime

Metro Subway

Penn-North

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
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 Eve Wednesday, November 23, 2022 : closing at 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2022
Christmas Day (Observed) Monday, December 26, 2022
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

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
Take & Make: Art Explorers Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Monday – Nov 28
Take & Make: Art Explorers Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Tuesday – Nov 29
Take & Make: Art Explorers Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Tuesday – Nov 29 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer… Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Wednesday – Nov 30
Take & Make: Art Explorers 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
Sidewalk Service Available

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

Learn More

“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