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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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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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Marina Interlibrary Loan

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

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Community & Meeting Rooms

Reserve a Pratt Library room for your meeting, book club, or other community event.

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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.

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Assistive Technology & Accessibility

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

Community Assistance at the Pratt

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Social Impact Programs

Community members can get free assistance from lawyers, social workers, nurses, recovery specialists, and more in Pratt locations.

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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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Mobile Outreach Services

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

Computers & Internet Access

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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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Computer Training

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

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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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On-Site Computer & Internet Access

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

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Outdoor Wi-Fi

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

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“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!”

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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.”

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