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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
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This public library is one-block long.

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We Go Every Week- A Book Palace

We go to the Pratt (Central Branch) nearly every week. The children section in just great with a lovely little fish pond and comfy nooks for reading together. The Young Adult... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to the Pratt (Central Branch) nearly every week. The children section in just great with a lovely little fish pond and comfy nooks for reading together. The Young Adult section is also great and the staff is super helpful. There is nothing like a library built in the grand style of the turn of the century. The Rare... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Walking distance from Baltimores Washington Monument, a beautiful old building close to museums, shops, restaurants, hospital and so much more, great place to come in and check out the thousands of books, or just check out the computers for internet usage. Check out their publications for monthly events, anything from book writers coming in to free movie nights in the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Beautiful and Historic building. Very conveniently located across from the Basilica. Only Street parking. 2 blocks from Purple Route of Charm City Circulator.

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Thank PhrenicEnigma
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I love this location one, because it's close to my office and two, because the architecture is stunning. The EP libraries all have a different look but this one is my favorite. They offer a wide variety of books, auto tapes and DVDs. There is nothing better than curling up with a real book. I will continue to go back... More 

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Thank Meredith S
Baltimore Md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Pratt is about to undergo a complete renovation. Built in the early 1930's, the building is a classic. The majestic main reading room greets visitors and even before refurbishing it impresses:what a main library ought to look like. The building houses a great many treasures such as the Mencken collection, a vast storehouse of Maryland material and a significant... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I live very close to this library and always enjoy my visits. I love how it is always busy, full of people from all walks of life. Besides being a beautiful space, there is never a shortage of interesting books to take home!

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Thank AmandaVU
Baltimore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This library is good if you don't have work that is too technical. The software for computer use is not on the cutting edge. They are still on the Internet Explorer age. Also they do give 5 free print outs. The main bathroom should stay open until the library closes, and the library hire less uptight security. The Cyber Cafe... More 

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Thank arlenew40
Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I lived just opposite from this Library, I worked two jobs and had really a lot of stress on my back. One of the few things that helped me understand and love US is this amazing place and lovely people who worked there!

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

i just visit and can remember taking my children also as well as my mom taking me get memories and a great please to visit

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I grew up in Baltimore and one of my all time fav places was this library! Adults and children alike will be in aww. If you only have time to just walk thur part check out the children's building.

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