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Location Closure The Herring Run Branch is closed and the Northwood Branch will be open from 10 am to 2 pm until further notice due to lack of air conditioning.

Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Contact a Social Worker

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Social Worker in the Library provides free one-on-one advising from a social worker, no appointment necessary.

Email socialworker@prattlibrary.org or call (443) 418-3873 Monday through Friday to get help with a variety of issues. In-person services are available during the drop-in hours listed below, Monday through Friday.

Social work services include:

  • Access to public assistance (food stamps, medical, childcare subsidy, etc.)
  • Referral to emergency shelter
  • Utility assistance
  • Referral to mental health services
  • Referral to substance abuse treatement
  • Crisis services
  • Connecting to community resources
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Office Hours

Connect with a social worker in person during drop-in hours, with no appointment required.

Monday Waverly, 11 am – 4 pm
TuesdayPennsylvania Avenue, 11 am – 4 pm
WednesdaySoutheast Anchor, 11 am – 4 pm
ThursdayBrooklyn, 11 am – 4 pm
Washington Village, 5 pm – 8 pm
Friday Central Library, 11 am – 4 pm
First Saturday of the monthWashington Village, 12 pm – 4 pm
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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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Accessibility Services


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