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Enoch Pratt Free Library

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Under construction

At this point there’s a lot of construction going on but it’s still open. The only disappointment... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Allen, Texas
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The first thing that hits you is the Pleasant Smell

There is nothing that compares to walking into a building that is as old as Pratt Library and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
10 Nov 2018
“Under construction ”
5 Oct 2017
“The first thing that hits you is the Pleasant Smell”
This public library is one-block long.
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400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4484
+1 410-396-5500
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

At this point there’s a lot of construction going on but it’s still open. The only disappointment was the Poe Room was not open. The staff is super friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heyrobinson4
Reviewed 5 October 2017

There is nothing that compares to walking into a building that is as old as Pratt Library and smelling the history!. Man, it grabs you with a scent that you will never forget. I have been here 50 times since I was a kid and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GASheridan
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Amazing amount of books and periodicals- Nice areas for study in private-Up to date facility-When I was in college-I use to study there all the time

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 849lawrences
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Free wifi and a quick look at a nice architectural building. not much else for a visitor. hours vary by day.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 20 January 2017

One of my favorite places in old Baltimore. This is a grand old library in the best tradition of classic libraries. These days I go just to work/read in the central area but when I was young I went for pre-computer age research. The H.L.Mecken...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Copperman1
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

5 Star look. Well maintained. Beautiful section for children with plenty of options to choose from..

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This library is simply incredible. It is open to all, whether a Baltimore City resident or not. The staff is truly knowledgeable, and they are always happy to help with any request. They will even go back to the old collections and pull something out...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank MichaelC12905
Reviewed 23 October 2016

An old 1800's building now a large library of impressive architectural features, marble, granite inside--all of the things that made the old buildings elegant and beautiful, especially for a library, and it is huge.Libraries are always peaceful and quiet places to reflect and think and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jeweltones
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is the gold standard for libraries. The main branch is a treasure. Almost weekly programs featuring speakers, including best selling authors. The main branch is going through a major renovation that will transform the venue into a state of art property.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank RichardJ144
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have a love for books and libraries with history so before my flight home I took a 30 minute detour to visit this library to see architecture, the decor, and to read up on the history of Enoch Pratt.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank NancyAndrew
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