The library is open regular hours. Please wear a mask when visiting the library (mask policy).

Welcome Back to Browsing!

With some minor exceptions, the library has returned to normal service. Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals, required for all individuals in the Children’s Department, and strongly suggested for everyone.

October 7, 2020

Please wear a mask!

May 19, 2021 UPDATE: Though state mask mandates have been updated, we ask that all patrons continue to wear masks inside the library building out of consideration for children visiting the library (children under 12 cannot currently be vaccinated for COVID-19). Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals inside the library; required for all individuals in the Children’s Department, regardless of vaccination status; and strongly suggested for everyone throughout the entire library.

 

What’s different?

Masks: Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals inside the library; required for all individuals in the Children’s Department, regardless of vaccination status; and strongly suggested for everyone throughout the entire library. Masks should be worn correctly, fully covering nose and mouth.

Elevator: Elevator use is currently limited to those with mobility issues. For assistance, please call the library at 860-828-7125, and someone will unlock the elevator for you.

Senior hour: Senior hour will continue on Wednesday and Friday mornings, 9:00 am–10:00 am.

Children’s Department: Toys and games have been temporarily removed to avoid the spread of germs.

Curbside pickup: Curbside will continue for the foreseeable future!

 

What’s back to normal?

The library continues to provide numerous services, including personalized reading recommendations, book bundles, craft kits, homebound delivery, a puzzle exchange, downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, streaming videos and virtual programming.

The library has installed extra Wi-Fi access points to enable a stronger signal outside of the building, reaching further into the parking lot on the left side of the building. Wi-Fi hotspots are also available for lending. Keep them in mind if your internet goes down or when traveling.

Browsing: No appointment necessary—come on in! Please continue to be mindful of social distancing.

Seating: Adult Department seating has returned to its normal configuration. Please continue to be mindful of social distancing.

Computers: Adult Department computers are once again available without an appointment (first come, first served) with 15 minute extensions available as long as no one is waiting.

Study rooms: Study rooms are still being cleaned periodically, but custodians are no longer strictly cleaning between every single patron. Please plan accordingly. As usual, rooms may be reserved for 2 hours per day, up to a week in advance; you may stay longer if no one else needs the room.

Book drop: The book drop is once again open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Library Hours

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

 

Senior Hour

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

During Senior Hour, seniors age 65+ may browse without making an appointment.

 

Book Drop

The book drop is now open 24/7!

Do not leave books outside of the book drop. You will be responsible for the replacement cost for any lost or damaged books left outside the book drop.

 

Browsing

Come on in! No appointment necessary. Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals inside the library; required for all individuals in the Children’s Department, regardless of vaccination status; and strongly suggested throughout the entire library. Masks should be worn correctly, fully covering nose and mouth.

 

Senior Hour

Those over age 65 may browse (no appointment necessary) and use lobby services: Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am-10:00 am. Seniors only.

 

20-Minute Express Computer

The express computer is available on a first come, first served basis, 10:00 am–7:50 pm (4:50 pm on Fridays, 3:50 on Saturdays). Computers will shut down automatically at the end of your 20-minute session, or 10 minutes before the library closes, whichever comes first.

No time extensions are available at this time.

 

1-Hour Computers

No more appointments! Adult Department computers are once again available on a first come, first served basis, 10:00 am–7:50 pm (4:50 pm on Fridays, 3:50 on Saturdays). Computers will shut down automatically at the end of your session, or 10 minutes before the library closes, whichever comes first.

15 minute extensions will be automatically added, as long as no one is waiting.

 

Print by Email

To print your document from home, for pick-up at the library, simply email it to berlinpeck@hpeprint.com. Printing is $0.15 per page for black and white, $0.50 per page for color. When printing from home, please call before you leave to confirm that your print-out is ready.