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Announcement All Pratt locations are open at 50% capacity with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Learn more.

Location Closure The Clifton Branch is closed due to maintenance issues.

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Library Reopening

Pratt Library locations are open at 50% capacity with COVID-19 safety procedures in place.

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Sidewalk Service

A contact-free way for Pratt Library card holders to check out and pick-up books and other library materials.

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Drive-In Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available outside of select Pratt Library branch buildings.

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Community Wi-Fi

Bringing free internet access to Baltimore city communities, using our neighborhood outreach vehicles as a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Computer & Internet Devices

With a Pratt Library card, you can borrow devices like Chromebooks, tablets, and mobile hotspots to get online from the comfort of your home.

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Remote Printing

Your Pratt Library card now gives you access to a contact-free, remote printing service.

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Live Chat with a Librarian

Have a question? Live chat with a Pratt librarian for help finding books and materials, research guidance, and more!

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Book a Librarian

Book a free 60 minute video chat appointment to learn from a subject specialist librarian.

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Computer Training

Learn computer basics, job and career computer skills, and more.

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Marina Interlibrary Loan

Search public libraries across Maryland for books, articles, and other materials.

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Books by Mail

Baltimore city residents can now request for books and other library materials to be sent to you via mail.

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Lawyer in the Library

Get free, one-on-one legal services on a variety of civil issues, by online video or telephone.

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Social Worker in the Library

Get free, one-on-one advice on a variety of social issues, by online video or telephone.

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Computer & Internet Access

Enjoy free access to computers and the internet at all Pratt Library locations.

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Copies, Printing, Scanning & Fax

Pratt Library locations are equipped with black and white and colors printers, copiers, and fax services.

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Passport Services

Need to apply for a passport? The Central Library accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. State Department.

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Book Buggy

The Book Buggy is an early literacy bookmobile that serves children from birth to age five, their parents, and caregivers.

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Bookmobile - Mobile Library Service


For the safety of our customers and staff, this service has been modified.

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Mobile Job Center

Mobile Job Center

For the safety of our customers and staff, this service has been modified.

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WaLi Baltimore

The Wash and Learn Initiative transforms laundromats across Baltimore into access points for digital learning.

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Assistive Technology & Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility services online and at Pratt Library locations.

“The Pratt system not only has a great and easily accessible collection, but the system works to address inequities in our city through programs and other means.”

Katherine M.

“I needed to find an obscure dissertation and I asked through the online chat. From start to finish, the staff were friendly, communicative and helpful.”

Molly R.

“Great service and selection. The Library staff has gone above and beyond to keep the collection accessible during COVID.”

Helena G.

“I appreciate all of the resources that are available and the helpful staff!”

Derek S.

“Love, love, love being able to get back into the library to browse. I took out quite a few books during the pandemic when no inside access was allowed and the staff was always pleasant and helpful.”

Linda S.