Southeast Anchor Library


The Southeast Anchor Library in the heart of Highlandtown is the first new library construction in Baltimore in more than 30 years. Opened May 14, 2007. Dedication: June 9, 2007.

Building features: 

  • Southeast Anchor Library entrance (Photo credit: Jaqueline Watts/Baltimore Guide)27,000 square feet, featuring a glass atrium connecting a 2-1/2 story brick building to a metal and glass building
  • Grounds include piazza at the northwest corner and reading garden at southeast corner
  • Entrances from Eastern Avenue and Fleet Street
  • Children’s area, with Story Room
  • Teen area, with three group study rooms
  • Pratt Center for Technology Training with computer classes open to the public
  • More than 50 computers for public use
  • Meeting Room, Conference Room, and Quiet Study Room
  • Two After-Hours Book Drops and Self-Checkout Station

Collection features: 

  • Floor Plan80,000 volumes
  • Books for adults, teens, and children
  • Spanish collection
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Audio books and DVDs

Services and Programs: 

  • Reference and readers’ advisory assistance
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Free WiFi
  • Free educational and cultural programs for all ages

For hours, directions, and contact information, please visit the Southeast Anchor Library main page.