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Location Closure The Herring Run Branch is closed and the Northwood Branch will be open from 10 am to 2 pm until further notice due to lack of air conditioning.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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Plan Your Visit


All Pratt Library locations are open Monday through Saturday for services including browsing and computer use.

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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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Marina Interlibrary Loan


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

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Books by Mail


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

Get Assistance from the Pratt

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At-Home COVID-19 Tests & Masks


Pick up COVID-19 at-home rapid testing kits and KN-95 masks at Pratt Library locations, while supplies last.

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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 appointment, in-person, by phone, or on video chat to learn from a subject specialist librarian.

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Lawyer in the Library


Get free one-on-one legal advice on a variety of issues, both in person and online.

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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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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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Assistive Technology & Accessibility


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

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Meeting Room Reservations


Learn more about reserving a Pratt Library room for your meeting or event.

Computers, Printing & Internet Access

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Outdoor Wi-Fi


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

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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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Computer Training


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

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On-Site 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.

Community Outreach & Partnerships

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Mobile Outreach


Pratt Library vehicles bring Community Wi-Fi, the Book Buggy, Bookmobile, and Mobile Job Center to the Baltimore community.

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Peer Navigators


Peer Recovery Specialists serve as role models and provide a safe, non-judgmental space that promotes overall wellness, in partnership with the Maryland Peer Advisory Council.

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Dell Chromebooks


The Pratt is working to connect the community and improve digital equity thanks to a generous donation of 1,000 Chromebook devices from Dell Technologies.

“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.

“The programs are amazing and the staff goes out of their way to help you. I was met with kindness and knowledge of where things are in the library so I could find what I was looking for!”

Ruth B.

“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.

“Nice people, great services for community, and great selection of books.”

Colleen K.

“Easy to use and the librarians are friendly and helpful.”

Samuel P.