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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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Entertainment, Technology & Reading

Books & Audiobooks
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Books & Audiobooks


Want to read a bestseller or listen to an audiobook? Instead of paying $15 for an eBook or $7.95 for a month of Audible, download them using Libby for free.

Hotspots & Chromebooks
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Hotspots & Chromebooks


Instead of paying $200 for a mobile hotspot or $189 for a Chromebook, borrow them from the Pratt and get online at home for free.

Streaming Movies
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Streaming Movies


Want to watch a movie from home? Instead of paying $17.99 a month for Netflix, try the free streaming service Kanopy and get access to thousands of movies.

Newspapers & Magazines
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Newspapers & Magazines


Instead of paying $160 for a newspaper subscription or $52 for a magazine subscription, read thousands of local and national newspapers and magazines with PressReader.

Career, Learning & Research

Coworking Space
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Coworking Space


Instead of paying $200 a month for co-working space, work from a Pratt Library location and enjoy free internet and access to public computers and printers.

Online Courses
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Online Courses


Instead of paying $15 a month for a Masterclass subscription, learn new skills with Udemy, free with your library card.

Career & Small Business Help
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Career & Small Business Help


Find free help and coaching for your career goals or small business with Gale Business Entrepreneurship and JobNow databases.

Genealogy Research
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Genealogy Research


Instead of paying $24.99 for an Ancestry.com subscription, use it at a Pratt Library location for free.

Teens

Hoopla Music
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Hoopla Music


Instead of paying $14 for a new album or soundtrack, borrow it for free from Hoopla Music.

Instruments & Hobbies
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Instruments & Hobbies


Learn a new skill for free and borrow a guitar, Go Pro camera, sewing machine, and more from the Teen Library of Things.

SAT Prep
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SAT Prep


Instead of paying $79.99 a month for Princeton Review SAT help, boost your scores for free with Peterson's Test Prep.

Homework Help
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Homework Help


Instead of paying $50 an hour for online tutoring, get homework help for free with HelpNow.

Kids

Streaming Kids Movies
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Streaming Kids Movies


Instead of paying $9.99 a month for kid-friendly streaming on Netflix, enjoy Kanopy Kids for free.

Hands-On Learning Kits
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Hands-On Learning Kits


Instead of paying $109.99 for a Penworth STEAM Kit, learn at home with a free Pratt Library STEAM to GO Kit.

Read-Along Books
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Read-Along Books


Instead of paying $44.95 for a read-along book, browse a wide library of free read-along books for kids with BookFlix.

Kids' Arts & Crafts
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Kids' Arts & Crafts


Got a creative kid? Instead of paying $30 for art classes, visit a Pratt location with hands-on arts and crafts programs for free.

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