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Announcement The Central Library is open regularly scheduled hours. We are addressing the issue with the Central Library phone's answering message and appreciate your patience.

Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

Announcement Some online catalog functions including account login, hold requests, and new account creation will be unavailable due to software maintenance Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.

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The National Aquarium in Baltimore

Thanks for Joining Us!

Thanks for participating in the Spring 2024 Read to Reef Book Club! This season more than 3,500 readers picked up their Read to Reef bookmarks. Participants also joined us virtually for a special Mr. Trash Wheel storytime and sing-along event, hosted in partnership with the National Aquarium and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, to celebrate the release of Green Machines and Other Amazing Eco-Inventions.

Check back here for more information about our next Read to Reef Book Club in October.

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Browse the Catalog


Browse available materials in the Pratt Library catalog.

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Young Children


Find library books, early learning activities, and learning resources just for for children up to age five.

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Make crafts, get homework help, and find materials just for kids ages 6 through 12.