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Announcement All Pratt buildings are currently closed because of COVID-19, however remote and contact free services are available.


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.

The first five black and white pages per day are free with your library card, after the first five 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 APM (Automated Payment Machine) to add money to SAM (Smart Access Manager), the system that manages your printing.


Copy services are available at all locations. You will need your library card and PIN to use the photocopiers, and money must be added to your account before you make copies. 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.

The SAM kiosks at Central Library and the Hamilton Branch have a "Get A Copy Card" option. If you do not have a library card and only need to make copies, select this option at the kiosk. 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.


Fax service is available at the Herring Run, Orleans Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Reisterstown Road, Southeast Anchor, and Waverly branches. 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.

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Computer & Internet Access

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

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Smart Access Manager (SAM)

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