Pratt Library Buildings to Reopen on Monday

| March 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Pratt Library buildings, which include locations in Federal Hill, Pigtown, Brooklyn, and Cherry Hill, will reopen to the public on Monday, March 8th. All locations will be open at 25 percent capacity for limited services, including browsing and computer use. From the Pratt Library website:


  • Browse and borrow items from the collection
  • Public computer use, limited to two (2) hours
  • Copier and fax use (where available)

All Pratt locations will be open, first come, first served, during the following hours. Once the building reaches 25% capacity, security will limit entry. Please note, the Hampden Branch remains closed for renovations.

Monday10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday12 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday10 am – 5 pm
Thursday12 pm – 7 pm
Friday10 am – 5 pm
Saturday10 am – 5 pm


  • Wear a mask or face covering for the duration of your visit
  • Get your temperature checked
  • Undergo a health screening
  • Provide your name and contact information for COVID-19 contact tracing
  • Maintain social distancing

Details of customer requirements are provided in our COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Safety Procedures

To keep our customers and staff safe, COVID-19 safety guidelines are in place. The Pratt Library is following best practice provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please observe the following policies during your visit to the Pratt:

  • All customers and staff are required to wear face coverings

  • The Pratt is regularly consulting with the City Health Department

  • Seating areas inside the buildings are closed

  • High-touch surfaces are regularly cleaned throughout the day

  • Social distancing protocols are in place

  • All locations are regularly disinfected

  • Any items handled by customers are placed in quarantine

  • Customers and staff are asked to stay home if they are feeling ill

Photo of the Light Street location from Pratt Library 

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