Central Library

Special Collections

The Collection

Special Collections provides access to the Library's unique and historically significant documents, rare books, and ephemera. You can find manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, post cards, greeting cards, 19th century travel books, the history of wine and beer, the history of printing and lots more. In addition, the Pratt Digital Collections is growing and offers free and ready access to many of our resources.

Reference is available to all library customers through email and telephone requests. Please note that the department is  open by appointment only within the hours listed below.


Mon:9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue:9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed:9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu:9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri:9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please Call For Appointment
Holiday closings schedule

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Special Collections
Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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