Research your family history, get homework help, read current newspapers, and more with Pratt Library research resources. Browse subject guides, databases, and digital collections or chat with a librarian to get started. A Pratt Library Card is required to access many of our databases.
Search current and historical Maryland newspapers, including over 100 years of the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Afro-American.
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Job Seeker's Toolkit
Looking for a job in Baltimore? This toolkit is designed to support job-seekers and those who assist job-seekers.
Genealogy & Family History Research
Research your family history and genealogy with extensive resources, both in person and online.
Evaluating Old Books
Ever wonder how much your old books are worth? The Humanities Department has resources to help you find out.
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Digital Maryland Collections
Providing online access to digital versions of rare and unique materials, including historical maps, photographs, reports, books, manuscripts, artwork, and other media. To view more digital collections from libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions throughout Maryland, visit Digital Maryland.View the Collection
Central Library Departments
Find librarian expertise, books, media, microfilm, and more in Central Library Departments. Explore Departments related to subjects from Maryland history and fine arts to job seeking and teen resources.View the Departments