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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 the Bookmobile, Mobile Job Center, and Community Wi-Fi 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.

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“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.

“I love the Library's architecture, accessibility, and services offered.”

Michael 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.

“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.