All Enoch Pratt Free Library locations in Baltimore City closed to the public at 5pm on today (Friday, March 13). Libraries are naturally places that people congregate, which makes it difficult for them to support social distancing. While their physical buildings will be closed to the public, that does NOT mean a shutdown of library services. Their announcement on Facebook did not indicate a reopen date.
Patrons still have access to digital resources online (eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, and TV show). Online tutors are standing by thanks to their Brainfuse service — so if you’re having trouble with your kids take-home packet, there is someone to help!
Anyone who doesn’t have a library card can access the Pratt eCard from home and begin using these services.
The library is also expanding their Books By Mail service. Customers can hold on to library books they already have until library service hours are fully restored. All cards that are up for renewal will remain active.