Reserve a room at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch for your next meeting or community event.
Pennsylvania AvenueClosed now; Opening @ 10:00 AM
Parking & Public Transit
Free street parking available, metered street parking available on West North Avenue.
83, Gold, Lime
For more public transportation information, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Branch has reopened. Expanded evening hours will resume in October.
|Monday||11:00 AM||—||6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11:00 AM||—||6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM||—||6:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM||—||6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM||—||5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||—||5:00 PM|
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|
|Staff Training 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|
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, and underwent renovations in 2023 to include modernized rooms and equipment for children and teens, adults and families.
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.
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Grand Reopening Celebration Pennsylvania Ave Program Details Program Details
Canceled: Movie Monday: Smoke Signals Pennsylvania Ave Program Details Program Details
Features & Services
- Sidewalk Service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Outdoor Wi-Fi
- Computers for public use
- Photocopier and printing services
- Children and Teen sections
- Job and Career assistance
- Events and programs for all ages
- Social Worker in the Library
- Lawyer in the Library