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Announcement Pratt buildings are currently closed due to COVID-19. Remote and contact-free services are available. Public computer usage is suspended starting Friday, November 27 and will resume Monday, December 7 to help prevent the expected spread of COVID-19 following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Location Closure The Central Library is closed for decontamination. Services at Central Library will resume Monday, December 7. Learn more.

Holiday Closing Services at all Pratt locations will be unavailable Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

We are pleased to offer Books By Mail, a service normally only offered to homebound customers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pratt Library is expanding the service to include any Baltimore City customer.

To request library materials by mail, call (410) 396-5430.

Books, audiobooks, Playaways, DVDs, and CDs are eligible to be borrowed through Books By Mail. We will ship the materials to you for free.

In addition to Books By Mail, we also offer Pratt Library pickup and returns with Sidewalk Service. Please note, Marina Interlibrary Loan items are not eligible for Books by Mail.

Books by Mail return label - Book Rate to Enoch Pratt Free Library

Returning Books & Sanitation

Book by Mail customers will receive a shipping label with their order but will be responsible for return postage costs. Books By Mail materials can also be returned to contact-free book drops outside Pratt Library locations.

The Pratt Library is following best practices provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by quarantining all incoming materials. All materials are placed in quarantine for five (5) days before they are returned in the system.

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Sidewalk Service


We are pleased to offer Sidewalk Service, a contact-free way to check out and pick-up books and other materials from the Pratt Library.

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Remote Printing


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