Mobile Job Center Making A Difference

In it’s first few months on the road, the Mobile Job Center Powered by BGE/Exelon is making a difference throughout the Baltimore community.

The Mobile Job Center offers computers, books, information, and assistance for job seekers and career changers in Baltimore city.


The vehicle features twelve individual computer workstations, a print collection, and library staff.


Check out the schedule for the Mobile Job Center here. 






Check out our New Hours!

All branches open 6 days week.  Central Library open 7 days.





Thanks to commitments from both the state and the city, the Pratt Library is expanding hours.  Starting today, all 21 branches will be open 6 days a week.  The Central Library will be open 7 days a week year-round.  We’re so excited to offer more programming and access to our customers across the city of Baltimore.  We’ll be expanding hours even more in 2018… so stay tuned!

Work at the Pratt

Come see if a position at the Pratt is right for you at one of our job fairs.

Ever wanted to work for the Pratt? Now is the time! The Pratt Library is hosting 2 job fairs to fill Part-time positions. Bachelor’s Degree desired. Come be a part of the Pratt Family.


November 6, 1pm-5pm

Northwood Branch Library

4420 Loch Raven Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21218


November 7th, 4pm-7pm

University of Maryland, College Park

Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Colony Ballroom


Introducing the Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Room

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is proud to announce when the Central Library is fully renovated in 2019, we will be dedicating a room honoring Senator Barbara A. Mikulski.  The room will be used for adult literacy and women’s leadership programs.  It will include a display of historic artifacts from the Senator’s career in politics.  Take a look at this video to see the wonderful partnership between the Senator and the Pratt.

Now on Digital Maryland: Life at the Naval Academy… in 1893

The 1893 Color Parade

Ever wonder what it was like to be in the United States Naval Academy in 1893?  The latest collection on Digital Maryland gives you an inside look at Annapolis, capturing the life of both the institution and the cadets training there. From 1882 to 1902, the title “naval cadet” was used instead of “midshipman”.

Artillery Drill, Naval Academy, 1893

The collection of 150 photographs was  taken in 1893 by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952).   Johnston, after her graduation from the Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Institute in 1883, trained at the Académie Julian in Paris and, upon return home to Washington, D.C. in the mid-1880s, studied photography and was trained in darkroom technique by Smithsonian Director of Photography Thomas Smillie, opening her own studio about 1890.

Cadets in class, 1893

These photographs, which were taken early in her professional career, show the breadth of Johnson’s abilities as both a photojournalist and portrait photographer and an early interest in architectural photography.

Check out the entire collection, and much more at Digital Maryland.