New Year, New Hours

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is thrilled to announce a more than 30% increase in hours

Starting today, the Enoch Pratt Free Library will increase service hours at libraries across the city.  The Central Library will be open 7 days a week year-round. The Southeast Anchor and Pennsylvania Avenue branches will serve as anchor libraries on the East and West sides of the city.  Neighborhood branches will move to a consistent universal schedule, opening at 10am 6 days a week.

Central Library

Monday: 10a-7p

Tuesday: 10a-7p

Wednesday: 10a-7p

Thursday: 10a-7p

Friday: 10a-5p

Saturday: 10a-5p

Sunday: 1p-5p

Southeast Anchor & Pennsylvania Ave

Monday: 10a-8p

Tuesday: 10a-8p

Wednesday: 10a-8p

Thursday: 10a-8p

Friday: 10a-5p

Saturday: 10a-5p

Sunday: CLOSED

Neighborhood Branches

Monday: 10a-8p

Tuesday: 10a-5:30p

Wednesday: 10a-5:30p

Thursday: 10a-8p

Friday: 10a-5p

Saturday: 10a-5p

Sunday: CLOSED


Increased hours means more:


Check out The Compass for all our free events and stop into one of the Pratt’s 22 locations today. For more information, go to

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Pratt Library

Join Charles Dugger as he presents the principles of Kwanzaa at 15 Pratt locations throughout December. 

Kwanzaa begins December 26th and lasts until January 1st. The celebrated is center on seven guiding principles known as the Nguzo Saba:

  1. unity (in Swahili, umoja)
  2. self-determination (kujichagulia),
  3. collective work and responsibility (ujima),
  4. purpose (nia)
  5. creativity (kuumba)
  6. faith (imani)
  7. collective economics (ujamaa)

Book Bowl 2017: Pratt Library vs. Houston Public Library

Help Baltimore Library take on Houston Library in the 2017 Book Bowl

It’s a battle over books… a rumble in the reading room… a smack down in the stacks.  Okay, maybe it’s not that serious.

But 2017 Book Bowl is here!

As the Baltimore Ravens take on the Houston Texans tonight, the Pratt Library will be taking on the Houston Public Library in a fundraising fight.  The library that gets the most online donations between kickoff of Monday Night Football and midnight on Giving Tuesday wins.

So help Baltimore top Houston… and we can all do a little touchdown dance!

Get Fit for FREE at the Library

Free Fitness Programs Available at Pratt Library

We are still a few weeks away from 2018.  But, you can start that New Year’s resolution early, without paying for a pricey gym membership.  Did you know Pratt Library branches across the city offer FREE workout, health and wellness classes?

From Nutrition Classes at the Reisterstown Branch, to Line Dancing at Waverly, to Zumba at the Hamilton branch, the Pratt has something for everyone.  And those are just the classes offered TODAY alone! We even have classes helping little ones get fit, including Zumbini, a music and movement class for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Stay and Play helps 2-5 year olds get the wiggles out using obstacles and learning toys.

It’s not all about sweating it out.  Mindful Meditation helps relax and the mind and rejuvenate. We have even partnered with the Baltimore Back and Pain Center for Free Spinal Screenings and Massage. 

So as you start thinking about those 2018 resolutions, check out how your Pratt branch can help you achieve those goals.

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.