Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library. Photo by Jessamyn West/Flickr.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library will provide free at-home covid-19 testing kits at all library locations tomorrow, Dec. 21. 

As the virus continues to spread, residents are seeing long lines at Baltimore’s free testing centers. 

In Maryland, it remains unclear what the virus’s spread looks like, as the state has not resumed reporting of coronavirus case data following a cyberattack at the Maryland Department of Health more than two weeks ago. 

In response to the need for more testing, the Pratt library system has partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department to provide free at-home tests. 

You want more test at home kits?
You got more test at home kits.

Starting tomorrow, EVERY @prattlibrary location will have kits for you to take home.

The Pratt Library works hard making sure Baltimore has accessible and equitable access to knowledge.

We’re proud to partner. https://t.co/Hy2QmlMxxA

— B’more City Health (@BMore_Healthy) December 20, 2021

Residents and organizations have shown support for the partnership on social media, with one Twitter user saying it should be “a model nationwide.” 


We are HERE for this, @BMore_Healthy & @prattlibrary!!! ??? pic.twitter.com/cw7AwhstM7

— HealthCare Access Maryland (@HCAMaryland) December 20, 2021

At-home tests will be limited to 2 kits per person, while supplies last.

All library branches will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A list of Pratt library locations can be found here.