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Announcement The Central Library is open regularly scheduled hours. We are addressing the issue with the Central Library phone's answering message and appreciate your patience.

Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

Announcement Some online catalog functions including account login, hold requests, and new account creation will be unavailable due to software maintenance Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30.


Black and white printing services are available at all Pratt locations. Networked printers are attached to each group of computers. To print from your own computer or mobile device, see Wireless Printing.

At this time you may print up to 20 free black and white prints per day. After the free pages, black and white prints are ten cents ($0.10) per page. Color pages are always twenty cents ($0.20) per page. Please note each printed side counts as one page. You can add money to your account by using the SAM (Smart Access Manager) kiosk.


Copy services are available at all locations. At this time you may copy up to 20 free black and white pages per day. Please visit a staff member to have your account credited. To copy in color or if you need more than 20 black and white pages, money must be added to your account. Black and white copies are ten cents ($0.10) per page, color copies are twenty cents ($0.20) per page. Please note each printed side counts as one page.

You will need your library card and PIN to use the photocopiers. The SAM kiosks have a "Get a Copy Card" option if you do not have a library card and only need to make copies. Once you have deposited money into the kiosk, take your receipt and scan it at a photocopier to make copies. Copy cards never expire, but there is no way to retrieve funds from a lost card.


Scanning is available at no cost at all Pratt locations using the Xerox copiers or with staff assistance. Customers can either email scans to themselves or save them to a USB device. Scanned materials are saved in a PDF format.

Please note some USB devices may not be supported by the copier. The Library is not responsible for data loss.


Fax service is available at the at Central Library, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Southeast Anchor Library branches. Please note, fax services at select branches may be temporarily unavailable.

Domestic faxes (which include anywhere in the US, Canada, or Caribbean) cost $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. International faxes cost $3.95 per page and $3.45 for each additional page. Customers can pay for fax with a debit or credit card, or purchase a FaxCash Prepaid Fax Card. This service is for outgoing faxes only.

Computer & Internet Access
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Computer & Internet Access

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

Smart Access Manager (SAM)
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Smart Access Manager (SAM)

Smart Access Manager (SAM) is used to access computers and printers located at Pratt Library locations.