Library Policies

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library policies. Please contact the library with any questions.

Policies Home

To maintain a safe and welcoming environment for patrons and staff, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library requires visitors to comply with library policies.

COVID-19 Alert

For everyone’s protection, masks are required to enter the library.

If you are unable to wear a mask inside the building, we can offer reasonable accommodation in the form of curbside pickup and assistance by phone at (860) 828-7125 or online. Please use our virtual services instead of accessing the building if you feel sick.


Update Notice

Some policies may be pending update or approval from the Library Board. Please note the revision dates at the top of each policy. Feel free to call us at (860) 828-7125 with any questions or concerns.


Director’s Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library website.

The Berlin-Peck Library is made up of several components. This website is the “virtual branch” of our library. On these web pages, you can find out about programs and services. You may reserve museum passes, renew and reserve materials, and connect to the multitude of online resources including downloadable electronic books and audiobooks. You can also find links to resources, view policies and much, much more by “surfing” our site. In other words, the goal of this website is to help you, as the patron, use the library to the fullest, and receive the most from its considerable resources.

I hope you will take the opportunity to also come into our Library, meet the dedicated and competent staff, use the computers and free internet access, check out materials, participate in activities and get to know us.

Part of our ongoing improvement process involves reviewing feedback from customers. As a result, I value your opinion of our library and the job we are doing. I am always open to suggestions for improving service and welcome your input. I take our spending of your hard-earned tax money very seriously. At any time, if you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me by telephone at (860) 828-7131, email at, or call for an appointment to see me. If I can be of assistance to you in any way, please let me know. The staff and I are here to serve you!

Helen Malinka, Library Director

Helen Malinka, Library Director

Helen has been Director of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library since 2010. Before that she was Head of Children’s Services at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington and also worked in Children’s Services at the Fairfield Public Library. This year she is on the Governance Committee of the 30-member Hartford region library consortium, Library Connection, Inc. In her spare time, Helen participates in local community theater and loves to dance.