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Enoch Pratt Free Library

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Address: 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-396-5500
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This public library is one-block long.

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Historic Library with modern conveniences

Historic building with all the tech stuff that you need to find all sorts of information. Worth a visit because of the history and just a nice library in general.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Historic building with all the tech stuff that you need to find all sorts of information. Worth a visit because of the history and just a nice library in general.

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NJ
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a grand library. There is so much for the community in various multiple medias. The architecture of the original build is magnificent. We enjoyed the Where the Wild Things Are Exhibit. I wish we had something comparable at home. This place can make anyone fall in love with learning all over again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are many branches to the Enoch Pratt library and each one has its own character. the main branch is the largest and most interesting. They hold lots of events and learning sessions for people of all ages.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thought I'd pop in to check what the library looks like. It is a working library so folks were at the tables and desks. It is not a particularly ornate place, as some of the old ones are, the Library of Congress, for example.

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Lutherville, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have to admit: I'm a bibliophile. I love books of all types: large books, small books, books with lots of illustrations, books in foreign languages - l love 'em all! When you step into the Central Library, the first thing that grabs you is what a beautiful building this is - an architectural monument to learning and literature and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
67 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love this library system. Good selection. It is a free library. My only suggestion is to look online before going to pick up a book. Make sure the book you want is at the location you are going to visit.

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Durham, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This well used main library is a wonderful place. There is a vast store house of material for all. Much reference material can be used in the library without being a resident and without a charge. Things like back copies of newspapers (and not just Baltimore), immigration records, boat records, census materials, army records, city directories, tax records and more.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I call in advance for a trip to the computer center. That way I can keep the websites from Facebook to MeetMe highlighted!

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Brick NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went looking for historical information and genealogical records. This is a beautiful old building with lots of great architectural detail. The staff was extremely helpful.

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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Yes it is a neighborhood library but the building is truly beautiful and completely worth taking time to visit and enjoy.

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