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Announcement All Library locations will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Libraries will be closed Sundays and Mondays. Learn more.

Announcement Saturday, January 29 at-home COVID-19 test kits will be available at all Pratt locations from 10 am - 12 pm. Library services will begin at 12 pm. Learn more.

Visit the Library & Check Out Materials

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Plan Your Visit

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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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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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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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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Drive-In 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

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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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Wash and Learn Initiative

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

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Chromebook Cohort

Eligible customers receive a long-term Chromebook loan, Wi-Fi hotspot, and professional support with the Chromebook Cohort program.

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In-Home Internet Access

The Pratt is providing selected households free in-home internet access for one year in partnership with Project Waves.

“I LOVE the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Sidewalk Service saved my life during the beginning and worst of COVID-19.”

Margaret N.

“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.

“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.

“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.

“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.